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Review of COVID-19 Travel Restriction into Kenya

September 19, 2022BY Press Desk ( 0 ) Comment

The Ministry of Health in Kenya has updated and amended the COVID-19 travel requirements as follows:

  1. All arriving passengers are required to be in possession of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded onto the panabios system (https://panabios.org/)
  2. Any passenger without a vaccination certificate is required to be in possession of a negative PCR-based COVID-19 test result, conducted not more than 72 hours before departure.
  3. All passengers arriving by air are required to complete the online surveillance form through the jitenge platform and obtain a QR code before boarding (https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/)

NB: Vaccination means having received the prescribed doses of the specific vaccine, with the last dose administered at least fourteen (14) days before arrival (not including the day of vaccination).

4. The Ministry of Health has further recommended the following additional mesures effective 1st Septembe 2022 with regards to travelers arriving in the country:

a. All travelers above the age of 12 years arriving into the country through any point of entry will be required to show proof of either:

i. COVID-19 vaccination or

ii. A negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted not more than 72 hours before departure.

b. Travelers below the age of twelve (12) years shall be exempted from the requirements of a vaccination certificate or PCR test.

c. Any traveler above the age of 12 years arriving at any point of entry with no proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test or those with flu-like symptoms, shall be subjected to a rapid antigen test at their own cost of 30 USD. Any person who tests positive on the rapid antigen test will be required to self-isolate as per the guidance from the Ministry of Health on isolation.

d. Passengers traveling out of the country will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the destination country.

e. Truck drivers entering the country shall no longer be required to have proof of PCR test if they are fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated truck drivers shall be required to be in possession of a negative COVID-19 PC test result conducted not more than 72 hours before arrival.

f. Pre-departure rapid diagnostic tests or PCR testing may be considered at the discretion of any of the airlines departing from or terminating in Kenya.

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