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Africa World Airlines and Kenya Airways enter interline partnership.

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Kenya Airways says high fuel costs driving up its operating costs.

Published on 09.05.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways signs deal with Ghana based airline to grow West Africa reach.

Published on 05.05.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways details stages for South African Airways partnership.

Published on 04.05.2022, Kenya Airways:

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Published on 29.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways and JetBlue ink interline agreement to boost connectivity.

Published on 27.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Africa’s Jambojet Places Its Immediate Focus On Domestic Recovery

Published on 27.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways gets another state bailout.

Published on 26.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways resumes flights to Madagascar

Published on 26.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways extends codeshare agreement with Saudi Arabia Airlines

Published on 26.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways says partnership with SAA to be launched early 2023.

Published on 22.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways' restructuring goes full-throttle by late 2Q22.

Published on 20.04.2022, Silverstone Air:

Kenya's Silverstone Air Services shifts to turboprops.

Published on 19.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways loss making routes revealed.

Published on 14.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya: Kenya Airways uncertain as to whether business will continue to exist in future.

Published on 14.04.2022, Jambojet:

Jambojet increases Nairobi-Goma flights to meet rising demand.

Published on 12.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways defaults on $216 million loan

Published on 11.04.2022, Kenya Airways, SAA:

Kenya Airways, SAA hunt for investor for pan-African plans.

Published on 08.04.2022, Kenya Airways, SAA:

Kenya Airways, SAA plan investor hunt for pan-Africa carrier.

Published on 08.04.2022, Kenya Airways, SAA:

Kenyan and South African governments to take minority stake in pan-African airline group

Published on 07.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways searching for West African airline to join partnership with South African Airways (SAA).

Published on 06.04.2022, Jambojet:

Kenya: Jambojet increases flights to key destinations ahead of Easter

Published on 06.04.2022, Jambojet:

Jambojet increases flights to key destinations ahead of Easter

Published on 05.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways searching for West African airline to join partnership with SAA

Published on 04.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Published on 04.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways receives $174mn bailout nod.

Published on 04.04.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways and South African Airways sign lounge access agreement.

Published on 31.03.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways returns to fuel hedges to drive costs lower.

Published on 25.03.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways deal with Congo Airways ends after 6 months.

Published on 25.03.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways to start daily flights Nairobi-Mumbai from 28MAR22, on easing of curbs

Published on 21.03.2022, Kenya Airways, Rwandair:

In the shadow of Kenya Airways and RwandAir wings, Bangui's future is laid bare.

Published on 18.03.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways resorts to salary cuts as Sh20bn bailout delays.

Published on 18.03.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways and SAA to create holding company by 2023 for pan-African airline group.

Published on 12.03.2022, :

Latest News: Government will lift all COVID-19 restrictions starting 1 May; PCR test is no longer required for all arrivals (Xinhua, 27.04.2022).

Published on 10.03.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways suspends planned flights to Italy and Cameroon, gives reason.

Published on 10.03.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways reduces flights on the Nairobi-Kisumu route from 26 to 17 weekly.

Published on 09.03.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways puts off launch of flights to Italy

Published on 08.03.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways increases London frequency, delays Italy launch as part of network review.

Published on 07.03.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways sees Russia's invasion inflating air ticket costs.

Published on 23.02.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways shareholders' long wait for soft landing

Published on 22.02.2022, KLM:

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Published on 17.02.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways forecasts 20 percent rise in revenue in 2022.

Published on 15.02.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways sees passenger revenue up by a fifth this year - CEO

Published on 07.02.2022, Kenya Airways:

Kenya Airways to commence Nairobi-Milan-Rome-Nairobi service in Jun-2022.

Published on 07.02.2022, Kenya Airways:

Commercial drone operations on the cards of Kenya Airways in 2022.

Published on 04.02.2022, Kenya Airways:

KQ to fire more staff in new bid to keep ailing airline afloat.

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COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
Starting 1 May, PCR test is no longer required for all arrivals (Xinhua, 27.04.2022).
From 16 January 2022, the following conditions will apply to travellers entering Kenya:
• All passengers, irrespective of nationality and residency status, must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before their travel to Kenya. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement, as are crew on layover
• Passengers who are aged 18 or over must have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19. Travellers who are exempt from vaccination or who have recovered from COVID-19 in the preceding 90 days are exempt from this requirement; however, such persons must provide a letter from a medical practitioner confirming their exemption or recovery COVID-19. Some airlines may also request that foreign travellers show proof of vaccination on the App at check-in
Travellers must upload their certificate of vaccination and negative PCR test certificate to https://globalhaven.org/ before boarding their flight
• COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are considered valid by public health officials in Kenya. You must have received a full dose of a WHO-approved .

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  • Kenya Latest News: Government lifts COVID-19 test requirement for arriving air passengers, other restrictions (Reuters, 11.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *All travellers: All passengers over 18 arriving in Kenya must present proof of vaccination against COVID19. Vaccinated travellers are not required to take a PCR test before travelling to Kenya. You must upload your vaccine certificate to the Global Haven website before boarding your flight.
    See Exemptions below for more information for unvaccinated travellers.
    Unvaccinated travellers who meet the criteria for an exemption from presenting proof of vaccination will need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, conducted within 72 hours of your departure, to enter or travel through Kenya. You must upload your negative PCR test certificate to the Global Haven website before boarding your flight.
    Unvaccinated travellers may also be asked to take a rapid antigen test on arrival. These tests will cost 30 USD. Anyone who tests positive may be asked to take a PCR test at a cost of 50 USD. Passengers aged under 5 are exempt from these requirements.
    You must also fill in a traveller’s locator form before travel on the Kenyan Ministry of Health web portal. On arrival, you will be prompted and required to submit daily health information on the Jitenge platform for 14 consecutive days.
    If you have been in, or transited through, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana or Nigeria in the past 14 days, you may be required to take a free rapid antigen test on arrival for surveillance purposes.
    Full details of the Government of Kenya’s entry requirements in relation to coronavirus can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store).
    After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: Most adults require a full dose of a COVID vaccine to enter Kenya. The vaccine must be approved by the World Health Organisation.
    Proof of vaccination status: You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Kenya.
    Kenya will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    You must also upload your certificate of vaccination to the Global Haven website.
    Some airlines may request that foreign travellers show proof of vaccination on the App at check-in.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: Most unvaccinated individuals cannot enter Kenya, however there are several exemptions.
    If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past 90 days
    If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you can enter Kenya without a vaccination. You must provide a letter from a medical practitioner confirming your recovery from COVID-19. You will still need to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate, conducted within 72 hours of your departure to Kenya.
    If you have a medical exemption from vaccination: If you have a medical exemption from vaccination, you can enter Kenya with a letter from a medical practitioner confirming your exemption from COVID-19 vaccination. You will still need to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate, conducted within 72 hours of your departure to Kenya.
    *Children and young people: Children aged 4 and under do not need a negative PCR test to enter Kenya. Children aged 17 and under do not require a COVID-19 vaccination to enter Kenya.
    *Exemptions: Crew on layover do not need a negative PCR test to enter Kenya.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to access transport, state offices, hotels, bars, restaurants (Reuters, 23.12.2021).
    *Travel in Kenya: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Kenya. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    *Public places and services: Public transport in Kenya is now able to operate at full capacity.
    Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing.
    Bars are permitted to operate until 11pm.
    All public and political gatherings are prohibited.
    The maximum number of persons permitted to attend weddings and funerals has been capped at 100, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.
    Many shops and restaurants are conducting mandatory temperature checks and will expect customers to use handwashing facilities before entering the premises.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    12.03.2022
  • Kenya Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    Kenya Civil Aviation Authority suspends inbound flights from United Arab Emirates in response to similar ban by Dubai authorities (Capital News, 11.01.2022).
    *Entry to Kenya: Full details of the Government of Kenya’s entry requirements in relation to coronavirus can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    From 16 January 2022, the following conditions will apply to travellers entering Kenya:
    • All passengers, irrespective of nationality and residency status, must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before their travel to Kenya. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement, as are crew on layover
    • Passengers who are aged 18 or over must have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19. Travellers who are exempt from vaccination or who have recovered from COVID-19 in the preceding 90 days are exempt from this requirement; however, such persons must provide a letter from a medical practitioner confirming their exemption or recovery COVID-19. Some airlines may also request that foreign travellers show proof of vaccination on the App at check-in
    Travellers must upload their certificate of vaccination and negative PCR test certificate to https://globalhaven.org/ before boarding their flight
    • COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are considered valid by public health officials in Kenya. You must have received a full dose of a WHO-approved vaccination. Under 18s are exempt from this requirement
    All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status shall be expected to fill in the travellers’ locator form and submit before travel to http://bit.ly/covid19moh and thereafter submit daily health information on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below
    • A random antigen test may be taken by port health officers on entry, depending on risk evaluation of the country of origin. Any person who tests positive will be directed to isolate at home (for Kenyan residents) or in a Ministry of Health designated facility (for non-Kenyan residents) for 10 days, at their own cost
    • All passengers displaying flu-like symptoms on arrival, or who develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of arrival, may be placed into quarantine at home or at a government facility, at their own cost
    • Any passengers testing positive will be required to take a PCR test and isolated awaiting results. If the PCR is positive, passengers will need to isolate for 10 days at Government of Kenya approved isolation facilities at their own cost, with a repeat PCR test on day 7
    • From 2 December, travellers arriving from or transiting through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana and Nigeria within the previous 14 days will undergo a free rapid antigen test on arrival for surveillance purposes
    All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 72 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Global Haven website.
    *Departing Kenya: From 21 December, all passengers departing Kenya will be required to show a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, unless they have a certificate of exemption from a medical practitioner. COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are considered valid by public health officials in Kenya. You must have received a full dose of a WHO-approved vaccination. Under 18s are exempt from this requirement.
    In addition to the above, travellers should be prepared to show compliance with the entry requirements for their transit and destination countries when departing Kenya.
    If you will require a negative PCR COVID-19 test to enter your destination or transit country, you should use an authorised laboratory. Results should be uploaded to the Global Haven website.
    Travellers who require an antigen test in the hours before their travel, in order to comply with the entry requirements of another country, must undertake this test at the Ministry of Health’s Port Health facility at the airport. Results must be uploaded to the Global Haven website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link
    or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store).
    iPhone users should make sure to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the form via the URL. Upon submission of the digital locator form, a QR code will be sent to your email address.
    For Android users, if you are unable to access the QR code via email, log-in to your Jitenge account and input the phone number used to register, as well as your passport or ID number. Your name will appear, then click on your name and select “Show QR code”. Screenshot the QR code and present this at the Health Desk upon arrival.
    For iPhone users unable to access their QR code via email, check your downloads folder or present your phone number and passport number at the Health Desk at arrivals to allow officials to retrieve your QR code.
    After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to access transport, state offices, hotels, bars, restaurants (Reuters, 23.12.2021).
    *Travel in Kenya: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Kenya. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    *Public places and services: Public transport in Kenya is now able to operate at full capacity.
    Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing.
    Bars are permitted to operate until 11pm.
    All public and political gatherings are prohibited.
    The maximum number of persons permitted to attend weddings and funerals has been capped at 100, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.
    Many shops and restaurants are conducting mandatory temperature checks and will expect customers to use handwashing facilities before entering the premises.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    18.01.2022
  • Kenya Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    Kenya Civil Aviation Authority suspends inbound flights from United Arab Emirates in response to similar ban by Dubai authorities (Capital News, 11.01.2022).
    *Entry to Kenya: Full details of the Government of Kenya’s entry requirements in relation to coronavirus can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    From 29 December 2021, the following conditions will apply to travellers entering Kenya:
    • All passengers, irrespective of nationality and residency status, must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before their travel to Kenya. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement, as are crew on layover
    • Passengers entering Kenya must have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, unless they have a certificate of exemption from a medical practitioner. Some airlines may also request that foreign travellers show proof of vaccination on the App at check-in.
    • Travellers must upload their certificate of vaccination and negative PCR test certificate to https://globalhaven.org/ before boarding their flight
    • COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are considered valid by public health officials in Kenya. You must have received a full dose of a WHO-approved vaccination. Under 18s are exempt from this requirement
    All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status shall be expected to fill in the travellers’ locator form and submit before travel to http://bit.ly/covid19moh
    and thereafter submit daily health information on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below
    • A random antigen test may be taken by port health officers on entry, depending on risk evaluation of the country of origin. Any person who tests positive will be directed to isolate at home (for Kenyan residents) or in a Ministry of Health designated facility (for non-Kenyan residents) for 10 days, at their own cost
    • All passengers displaying flu-like symptoms on arrival, or who develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of arrival, may be placed into quarantine at home or at a government facility, at their own cost
    • Any passengers testing positive will be required to take a PCR test and isolated awaiting results. If the PCR is positive, passengers will need to isolate for 10 days at Government of Kenya approved isolation facilities at their own cost, with a repeat PCR test on day 7
    • From 2 December, travellers arriving from or transiting through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana and Nigeria within the previous 14 days will undergo a free rapid antigen test on arrival for surveillance purposes
    All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 72 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Global Haven website.
    *Departing Kenya: From 21 December, all passengers departing Kenya will be required to show a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, unless they have a certificate of exemption from a medical practitioner. COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are considered valid by public health officials in Kenya. You must have received a full dose of a WHO-approved vaccination. Under 18s are exempt from this requirement.
    In addition to the above, travellers should be prepared to show compliance with the entry requirements for their transit and destination countries when departing Kenya.
    If you will require a negative PCR COVID-19 test to enter your destination or transit country, you should use an authorised laboratory. You will then receive a text message from PanaBIOS and an email from the laboratory itself and/or Panabios with a link to generate a Travel Code. If the test result meets the destination or transit country’s entry requirements, a Travel Code will be issued to the traveller. All Kenyan PCR COVID-19 testing laboratories are party to the Trusted Travel system.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link
    or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store).
    iPhone users should make sure to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the form via the URL. Upon submission of the digital locator form, a QR code will be sent to your email address.
    For Android users, if you are unable to access the QR code via email, log-in to your Jitenge account and input the phone number used to register, as well as your passport or ID number. Your name will appear, then click on your name and select “Show QR code”. Screenshot the QR code and present this at the Health Desk upon arrival.
    For iPhone users unable to access their QR code via email, check your downloads folder or present your phone number and passport number at the Health Desk at arrivals to allow officials to retrieve your QR code.
    After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to access transport, state offices, hotels, bars, restaurants (Reuters, 23.12.2021).
    *Travel in Kenya: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Kenya. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    *Public places and services: Public transport in Kenya is now able to operate at full capacity.
    Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing.
    Bars are permitted to operate until 11pm.
    All public and political gatherings are prohibited.
    The maximum number of persons permitted to attend weddings and funerals has been capped at 100, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.
    Many shops and restaurants are conducting mandatory temperature checks and will expect customers to use handwashing facilities before entering the premises.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    14.01.2022
  • Kenya Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: From 29 December 2021, the following conditions will apply to travellers entering Kenya:
    • All passengers, irrespective of nationality and residency status, must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before their travel to Kenya. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement, as are crew on layover
    • Passengers entering Kenya must have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, unless they have a certificate of exemption from a medical practitioner. Some airlines may also request that travellers show proof of vaccination.
    • Travellers must upload their certificate of vaccination and negative PCR test certificate to https://globalhaven.org/ before boarding their flight
    • COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are considered valid by public health officials in Kenya. You must have received a full dose of a WHO-approved vaccination. Under 18s are exempt from this requirement
    • All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status shall be expected to fill in the travellers’ locator form and submit before travel to http://bit.ly/covid19moh< a> and thereafter submit daily health information on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below
    • A random antigen test may be taken by port health officers on entry, depending on risk evaluation of the country of origin. Any person who tests positive will be directed to isolate at home (for Kenyan residents) or in a Ministry of Health designated facility (for non-Kenyan residents) for 10 days, at their own cost
    • All passengers displaying flu-like symptoms on arrival, or who develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of arrival, may be placed into quarantine at home or at a government facility, at their own cost
    • Any passengers testing positive will be required to take a PCR test and isolated awaiting results. If the PCR is positive, passengers will need to isolate for 10 days at Government of Kenya approved isolation facilities at their own cost, with a repeat PCR test on day 7
    • From 2 December, travellers arriving from or transiting through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana and Nigeria within the previous 14 days will undergo a free rapid antigen test on arrival for surveillance purposes
    All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 72 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the
    Trusted Travel Initiative.
    If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.
    Full details of the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Departing Kenya: From 21 December, all passengers departing Kenya will be required to show a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, unless they have a certificate of exemption from a medical practitioner. COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are considered valid by public health officials in Kenya. You must have received a full dose of a WHO-approved vaccination. Under 18s are exempt from this requirement.
    In addition to the above, travellers should be prepared to show compliance with the entry requirements for their transit and destination countries when departing Kenya.
    If you will require a negative PCR COVID-19 test to enter your destination or transit country, you should use an authorised laboratory. You will then receive a text message from PanaBIOS and an email from the laboratory itself and/or Panabios with a link to generate a Travel Code. If the test result meets the destination or transit country’s entry requirements, a Travel Code will be issued to the traveller.
    All Kenyan PCR COVID-19 testing laboratories are party to the Trusted Travel system.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following linkor the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store).
    iPhone users should make sure to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the form via the URL. Upon submission of the digital locator form, a QR code will be sent to your email address.
    For Android users, if you are unable to access the QR code via email, log-in to your Jitenge account and input the phone number used to register, as well as your passport or ID number. Your name will appear, then click on your name and select “Show QR code”. Screenshot the QR code and present this at the Health Desk upon arrival.
    For iPhone users unable to access their QR code via email, check your downloads folder or present your phone number and passport number at the Health Desk at arrivals to allow officials to retrieve your QR code.
    After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to access transport, state offices, hotels, bars, restaurants (Reuters, 23.12.2021).
    *Travel in Kenya: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Kenya. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    *Public places and services: Public transport in Kenya is now able to operate at full capacity.
    Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing.
    Bars are permitted to operate until 11pm.
    All public and political gatherings are prohibited.
    The maximum number of persons permitted to attend weddings and funerals has been capped at 100, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.
    Many shops and restaurants are conducting mandatory temperature checks and will expect customers to use handwashing facilities before entering the premises.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    29.12.2021
  • Kenya Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: From 21 December 2021, the following conditions will apply to travellers entering Kenya:
    • All passengers, irrespective of nationality and residency status, must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before their travel to Kenya. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement, as are crew on layover.
    • Passengers entering Kenya will also be required to show a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, unless they have a certificate of exemption from a medical practitioner. COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are considered valid by public health officials in Kenya. You must have received a full dose of a WHO-approved vaccination. Under 18s are exempt from this requirement.
    • All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status shall be required to submit daily health information on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below.
    • A random antigen test may be taken by port health officers on entry, depending on risk evaluation of the country of origin. Any person who tests positive will be directed to isolate at home (for Kenyan residents) or in a Ministry of Health designated facility (for non-Kenyan residents) for 10 days, at their own cost.
    • All passengers displaying flu-like symptoms on arrival, or who develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of arrival, may be placed into quarantine at home or at a government facility, at their own cost.
    • Any passengers testing positive will be required to take a PCR test and isolated awaiting results. If the PCR is positive, passengers will need to isolate for 10 days at Government of Kenya approved isolation facilities at their own cost, with a repeat PCR test on day 7.
    • From 2 December, travellers arriving from or transiting through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Israel, Hong Kong, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Czech Republic within the previous 14 days will undergo a free rapid antigen test on arrival for surveillance purposes.
    Diplomats and Senior government officials will be exempt from quarantine but must be in possession of negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours before travel.
    All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 72 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative.
    If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form. Full details of the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Departing Kenya: From 21 December, all passengers departing Kenya will be required to show a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, unless they have a certificate of exemption from a medical practitioner. COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are considered valid by public health officials in Kenya. You must have received a full dose of a WHO-approved vaccination. Under 18s are exempt from this requirement.
    In addition to the above, travellers should be prepared to show compliance with the entry requirements for their transit and destination countries when departing Kenya. If you will require a negative PCR COVID-19 test to enter your destination or transit country, you should use an authorised laboratory. You will then receive a text message from PanaBIOS and an email from the laboratory itself and/or Panabios with a link to generate a Travel Code. If the test result meets the destination or transit country’s entry requirements, a Travel Code will be issued to the traveller. All Kenyan PCR COVID-19 testing laboratories are party to the Trusted Travel system.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store).
    iPhone users should make sure to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the form via the URL. Upon submission of the digital locator form, a QR code will be sent to your email address.
    For Android users, if you are unable to access the QR code via email, log-in to your Jitenge account and input the phone number used to register, as well as your passport or ID number. Your name will appear, then click on your name and select “Show QR code”. Screenshot the QR code and present this at the Health Desk upon arrival.
    For iPhone users unable to access their QR code via email, check your downloads folder or present your phone number and passport number at the Health Desk at arrivals to allow officials to retrieve your QR code.
    After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.
    .

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Kenya. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    *Public places and services: Public transport in Kenya is now able to operate at full capacity.
    *Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing. Bars are permitted to operate until 11pm.
    All public and political gatherings are prohibited. The maximum number of persons permitted to attend weddings and funerals has been capped at 100, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible. Many shops and restaurants are conducting mandatory temperature checks and will expect customers to use handwashing facilities before entering the premises.

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    21.12.2021
  • Kenya Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: Effective from 21NOV21, all Visitors/Tourists/Travellers from the European Region MUST be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination before entry into the country.
    • All passengers, irrespective of nationality and residency status, coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement, as are crew on layover
    • All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel shall be required to submit daily health information on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below.
    • A random antigen test may be taken by port health officers, depending on risk evaluation of the country of origin. From December 1, travellers originating their travel or transiting through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Israel, Hong Kong, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Czech Republic within the previous 14 days will undergo a free rapid antigen test on arrival from Dec 1 for surveillance purposes.
    • Any passengers testing positive will be required to take a PCR test and isolated awaiting results. If the PCR is positive, passengers will need to isolate for 10 days at Government of Kenya approved isolation facilities at their own cost, with a repeat PCR test on day 7.
    • From December 1, all inbound and outbound passengers aged 18 or over may be asked to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination unless they have a certificate of exemption from a medical practitioner. COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are considered valid by public health officials in Kenya.
    All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 72 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative .
    If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.
    Full details of the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store).
    iPhone users should make sure to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the form via the URL. Upon submission of the digital locator form, a QR code will be sent to your email address.
    For Android users, if you are unable to access the QR code via email, log-in to your Jitenge account and input the phone number used to register, as well as your passport or ID number. Your name will appear, then click on your name and select “Show QR code”. Screenshot the QR code and present this at the Health Desk upon arrival.
    For iPhone users unable to access their QR code via email, check your downloads folder or present your phone number and passport number at the Health Desk at arrivals to allow officials to retrieve your QR code.
    After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: There are currently no restrictions on travel within Kenya. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    *Public places and services: Public transport in Kenya is now able to operate at full capacity.
    Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing.
    Bars are permitted to operate until 11pm.
    All public and political gatherings are prohibited.
    The maximum number of persons permitted to attend weddings and funerals has been capped at 100, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible. Many shops and restaurants are conducting mandatory temperature checks and will expect customers to use handwashing facilities before entering the premises.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    09.12.2021
  • Kenya Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: Effective from 21NOV21, all Visitors/Tourists/Travellers from the European Region MUST be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination before entry into the country.
    • All passengers, irrespective of nationality and residency status, coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement, as are crew on layover
    • All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel shall be required to submit daily health information on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below.
    • A random antigen test may be taken by port health officers, depending on risk evaluation of the country of origin. From December 1, travellers originating their travel or transiting through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Israel, Hong Kong, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Czech Republic within the previous 14 days will undergo a free rapid antigen test on arrival from Dec 1 for surveillance purposes.
    • Any passengers testing positive will be required to take a PCR test and isolated awaiting results. If the PCR is positive, passengers will need to isolate for 10 days at Government of Kenya approved isolation facilities at their own cost, with a repeat PCR test on day 7.
    • From December 1, all inbound and outbound passengers aged 18 or over may be asked to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination unless they have a certificate of exemption from a medical practitioner. COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are considered valid by public health officials in Kenya.
    All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 72 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative .
    If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.
    Full details of the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store).
    iPhone users should make sure to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the form via the URL. Upon submission of the digital locator form, a QR code will be sent to your email address.
    For Android users, if you are unable to access the QR code via email, log-in to your Jitenge account and input the phone number used to register, as well as your passport or ID number. Your name will appear, then click on your name and select “Show QR code”. Screenshot the QR code and present this at the Health Desk upon arrival.
    For iPhone users unable to access their QR code via email, check your downloads folder or present your phone number and passport number at the Health Desk at arrivals to allow officials to retrieve your QR code.
    After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: The COVID-19 curfew was lifted on 20 October.
    You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    *Public places and services: Public transport in Kenya is now able to operate at full capacity.
    Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing.
    Bars are permitted to operate until 11pm.
    All public and political gatherings are prohibited.
    The maximum number of persons permitted to attend weddings and funerals has been capped at 100, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.
    Many shops and restaurants are conducting mandatory temperature checks and will expect customers to use handwashing facilities before entering the premises.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    03.12.2021
  • Kenya Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: Effective from 11 June, all flight restrictions between Kenya and the United Kingdom have been lifted.
    The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority announced on 24 September that the following conditions will now apply to travellers entering from the UK:
    • All passengers, irrespective of nationality and residency status, coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement, as are crew on layover
    • All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel shall be required to submit daily health information on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below.
    All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 96 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative.
    If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.
    Full details of the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website .
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store).
    iPhone users should make sure to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the form via the URL. Upon submission of the digital locator form, a QR code will be sent to your email address.
    For Android users, if you are unable to access the QR code via email, log-in to your Jitenge account and input the phone number used to register, as well as your passport or ID number. Your name will appear, then click on your name and select “Show QR code”. Screenshot the QR code and present this at the Health Desk upon arrival.
    For iPhone users unable to access their QR code via email, check your downloads folder or present your phone number and passport number at the Health Desk at arrivals to allow officials to retrieve your QR code.
    After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: The COVID-19 curfew was lifted on 20 October.
    You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    *Public places and services: Public transport in Kenya is now able to operate at full capacity.
    Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing.
    Bars are permitted to operate until 11pm.
    All public and political gatherings are prohibited.
    The maximum number of persons permitted to attend weddings and funerals has been capped at 100, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.
    Many shops and restaurants are conducting mandatory temperature checks and will expect customers to use handwashing facilities before entering the premises.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    12.11.2021
  • Kenya Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: Effective from 11 June, all flight restrictions between Kenya and the United Kingdom have been lifted. The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority announced on 24 September that the following conditions will now apply to travellers entering from the UK:
    • All passengers, irrespective of nationality and residency status, coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement, as are crew on layover
    • All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel shall be required to submit daily health information on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below.
    All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 96 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative.
    If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a
    COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.
    Full details of the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the
    Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following
    link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store). After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. Arrivals will then be expected to self-monitor and report daily to the same platform for their first 14 days in Kenya.

    For latest information on quarantine and testing requirements please refer to the KCAA website here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: The curfew was lifted on 20 October.
    The Government of Kenya has asked individuals to avoid unnecessary movement and gatherings.
    You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya. However, the Government have introduced a digital domestic travel locator card system, which will generate a QR code to present to Port Health Officials at domestic arrivals.
    Travellers can access the digital passenger locator form.
    here or via the “Jitenge” app, downloadable from Google Playstore (Android users only). iPhone users should make sure to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the form via the URL. Upon submission of the digital locator form, a QR code will be sent to your email address.
    For Android users, if you are unable to access the QR code via email, log-in to your Jitenge account and input the phone number used to register, as well as your passport or ID number. Your name will appear, then click on your name and select “Show QR code”. Screenshot the QR code and present this at the Health Desk upon arrival.
    For iPhone users unable to access their QR code via email, check your downloads folder or present your phone number and passport number at the Health Desk at arrivals to allow officials to retrieve your QR code.
    *Public places and services: Public transport in Kenya is now able to operate at full capacity.
    Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing. All public and political gatherings are prohibited.
    The maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals has been capped at 50, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

    Read more
    20.10.2021
  • Kenya Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: Effective from 11 June, all flight restrictions between Kenya and the United Kingdom have been lifted. The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority announced on 24 September that the following conditions will now apply to travellers entering from the UK:
    • All passengers, irrespective of nationality and residency status, coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement, as are crew on layover
    • All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel shall be required to submit daily health information on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below.
    All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 96 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative.
    If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a
    COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.
    Full details of the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the
    Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following
    link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store). After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. Arrivals will then be expected to self-monitor and report daily to the same platform for their first 14 days in Kenya.

    For latest information on quarantine and testing requirements please refer to the KCAA website here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: A curfew is in effect across Kenya from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has asked individuals to avoid unnecessary movement and gatherings.
    The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours.
    You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya. However, the Government have introduced a digital domestic travel locator card system, which will generate a QR code to present to Port Health Officials at domestic arrivals.
    Travellers can access the digital passenger locator form here
    or via the “Jitenge” app, downloadable from Google Playstore (Android users only). iPhone users should make sure to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the form via the URL. Upon submission of the digital locator form, a QR code will be sent to your email address.
    For Android users, if you are unable to access the QR code via email, log-in to your Jitenge account and input the phone number used to register, as well as your passport or ID number. Your name will appear, then click on your name and select “Show QR code”. Screenshot the QR code and present this at the Health Desk upon arrival.
    For iPhone users unable to access their QR code via email, check your downloads folder or present your phone number and passport number at the Health Desk at arrivals to allow officials to retrieve your QR code.
    *Public places and services: Public transport in Kenya is now able to operate at full capacity. Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local). All bars across Kenya are required to close at 7pm (local time). All public and political gatherings are prohibited. The maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals has been capped at 50, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    07.10.2021
  • Kenya Kenya Airways

    27.09.2021
  • Kenya Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: Effective from 11 June, all flight restrictions between Kenya and the United Kingdom have been lifted. The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority announced on 24 September that the following conditions will now apply to travellers entering from the UK:
    • All passengers, irrespective of nationality and residency status, coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement, as are crew on layover
    • All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel shall be required to submit daily health information on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below.
    All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 96 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative.
    If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a
    COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.
    Full details of the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the
    Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following
    link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store). After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. Arrivals will then be expected to self-monitor and report daily to the same platform for their first 14 days in Kenya.

    For latest information on quarantine and testing requirements please refer to the KCAA website here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: A curfew is in effect across Kenya from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers.
    The Government of Kenya has asked individuals to avoid unnecessary movement and gatherings.
    The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours.
    You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya. However, the Government have introduced a digital domestic travel locator card system, which will generate a QR code to present to Port Health Officials at domestic arrivals.
    Travellers can access the digital passenger locator form here or via the “Jitenge” app, downloadable from Google Playstore (Android users only). iPhone users should make sure to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the form via the URL. Upon submission of the digital locator form, a QR code will be sent to your email address.
    For Android users, if you are unable to access the QR code via email, log-in to your Jitenge account and input the phone number used to register, as well as your passport or ID number. Your name will appear, then click on your name and select “Show QR code”. Screenshot the QR code and present this at the Health Desk upon arrival.
    For iPhone users unable to access their QR code via email, check your downloads folder or present your phone number and passport number at the Health Desk at arrivals to allow officials to retrieve your QR code.
    The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local).
    Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local). All bars across Kenya are required to close at 7pm (local time).
    All public and political gatherings are prohibited.
    The maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals has been capped at 50, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    *Renewal of visas: The Kenyan Immigration Department has lifted a COVID-19-related amnesty on visitors who have overstayed their stipulated visiting period. From 14 September, visitors have two weeks to leave Kenya or apply for residency (Permit or Pass) to regularise their stay. To apply for residency, visit the electronic Foreign Nationals Services portal.

    Read more
    24.09.2021
  • Kenya Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: Effective from 11 June, all flight restrictions between Kenya and the United Kingdom have been lifted.
    The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority announced that the following conditions will now apply to travellers:
    • All passengers/crew, irrespective of nationality and residency status, coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement.
    • All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel shall be required to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival and must take a PCR test four days after arrival. Passengers shall submit daily health information, including the results of their day four PCR test, on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below.
    All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 96 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative.
    If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.
    Full details of the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store). After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. Arrivals will then be expected to self-monitor and report daily to the same platform for their first 14 days in Kenya.

    For latest information on quarantine and testing requirements please refer to the KCAA website here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: A curfew is in effect across Kenya from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers.
    The Government of Kenya has asked individuals to avoid unnecessary movement and gatherings.
    The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours.
    You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya. However, the Government have introduced a digital domestic travel locator card system, which will generate a QR code to present to Port Health Officials at domestic arrivals.
    Travellers can access the digital passenger locator form here or via the “Jitenge” app, downloadable from Google Playstore (Android users only). iPhone users should make sure to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the form via the URL. Upon submission of the digital locator form, a QR code will be sent to your email address.
    For Android users, if you are unable to access the QR code via email, log-in to your Jitenge account and input the phone number used to register, as well as your passport or ID number. Your name will appear, then click on your name and select “Show QR code”. Screenshot the QR code and present this at the Health Desk upon arrival.
    For iPhone users unable to access their QR code via email, check your downloads folder or present your phone number and passport number at the Health Desk at arrivals to allow officials to retrieve your QR code.
    The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local).
    Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local). All bars across Kenya are required to close at 7pm (local time).
    All public and political gatherings are prohibited.
    The maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals has been capped at 50, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
    *Renewal of visas: The Kenyan Immigration Department has lifted a COVID-19-related amnesty on visitors who have overstayed their stipulated visiting period. From 14 September, visitors have two weeks to leave Kenya or apply for residency (Permit or Pass) to regularise their stay. To apply for residency, visit the electronic Foreign Nationals Services portal.

    Read more
    13.08.2021
  • Kenya Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: Effective from 11 June, all flight restrictions between Kenya and the United Kingdom have been lifted.
    The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority announced that the following conditions will now apply to travellers:
    • All passengers/crew, irrespective of nationality and residency status, coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement.
    • All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel shall be required to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival and must take a PCR test four days after arrival. Passengers shall submit daily health information, including the results of their day four PCR test, on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below.
    All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 96 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative.
    If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.
    Full details of the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store). After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. Arrivals will then be expected to self-monitor and report daily to the same platform for their first 14 days in Kenya.

    For latest information on quarantine and testing requirements please refer to the KCAA website here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: A curfew is in effect across Kenya from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers.
    The Government of Kenya has asked individuals to avoid unnecessary movement and gatherings.
    The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours.
    You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya. However, the Government have introduced a digital domestic travel locator card system, which will generate a QR code to present to Port Health Officials at domestic arrivals.
    Travellers can access the digital passenger locator form here
    or via the “Jitenge” app, downloadable from Google Playstore (Android users only). iPhone users should make sure to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the form via the URL. Upon submission of the digital locator form, a QR code will be sent to your email address.
    For Android users, if you are unable to access the QR code via email, log-in to your Jitenge account and input the phone number used to register, as well as your passport or ID number. Your name will appear, then click on your name and select “Show QR code”. Screenshot the QR code and present this at the Health Desk upon arrival.
    For iPhone users unable to access their QR code via email, check your downloads folder or present your phone number and passport number at the Health Desk at arrivals to allow officials to retrieve your QR code.
    The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local).
    Restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local). All bars across Kenya are required to close at 7pm (local time). All public and political gatherings are prohibited.
    The maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals has been capped at 50, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    30.07.2021
  • Kenya Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: Effective from 11 June, all flight restrictions between Kenya and the United Kingdom have been lifted.
    The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority announced that the following conditions will now apply to travellers:
    • All passengers/crew, irrespective of nationality and residency status, coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement.
    • All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel shall be required to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival and must take a PCR test four days after arrival. Passengers shall submit daily health information, including the results of their day four PCR test, on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below.
    All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 96 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative.
    If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.
    Full details of the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store). After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. Arrivals will then be expected to self-monitor and report daily to the same platform for their first 14 days in Kenya.

    For latest information on quarantine and testing requirements please refer to the KCAA website here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: A curfew is in effect across Kenya from 10pm to 4am (local time), except in Government-designated COVID-19 hotspot zones. On 29 June, the nationwide curfew was extended for a further 60 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers.
    The Counties of Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Bungoma, Trans-Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay and Migori have been designated as a COVID-19 hotspot zone. Until 31 July, the curfew in the hotspot zone will be enforced from 7pm to 4am. The Government is strongly discouraging movements between the hotspot zone and the rest of the country. All public gatherings and in-person meetings of any nature are prohibited within the hotspot zone.
    The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours.
    You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya. However, the Government have introduced a digital domestic travel locator card system, which will generate a QR code to present to Port Health Officials at domestic arrivals.
    Travellers can access the digital passenger locator form here or via the “Jitenge” app, downloadable from Google Playstore (Android users only). iPhone users should make sure to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the form via the URL. Upon submission of the digital locator form, a QR code will be sent to your email address.
    For Android users, if you are unable to access the QR code via email, log-in to your Jitenge account and input the phone number used to register, as well as your passport or ID number. Your name will appear, then click on your name and select “Show QR code”. Screenshot the QR code and present this at the Health Desk upon arrival.
    For iPhone users unable to access their QR code via email, check your downloads folder or present your phone number and passport number at the Health Desk at arrivals to allow officials to retrieve your QR code.
    The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local).
    On 1 May, the Government of Kenya confirmed that restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local). All bars across Kenya are required to close at 7pm (local time).
    On 29 June, the suspension of all public and political gatherings was extended for a further 60 days.
    Across Kenya, the maximum number of persons permitted to attend meetings or events has been capped at 15, while the number permitted to attend weddings and funerals has been capped at 100, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    01.07.2021
  • Kenya Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: Effective from 11 June, all flight restrictions between Kenya and the United Kingdom have been lifted.
    The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority announced that the following conditions will now apply to travellers:
    • All passengers/crew, irrespective of nationality and residency status, coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement.
    • All passengers/crew irrespective of nationality and residency status coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel shall be required to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival and must take a PCR test four days after arrival. Passengers shall submit daily health information, including the results of their day four PCR test, on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. For more information, please see the ‘Data Collection’ section below.
    All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 96 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative.
    If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.
    Full details of the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store). After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. Arrivals will then be expected to self-monitor and report daily to the same platform for their first 14 days in Kenya.

    For latest information on quarantine and testing requirements please refer to the KCAA website here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: A curfew is in effect across Kenya from 10pm to 4am (local time), except in Government-designated COVID-19 hotspot zones. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers.
    The Counties of Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Bungoma, Trans-Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay and Migori have been designated as a COVID-19 hotspot zone. Effective 18 June, the curfew in the hotspot zone will be enforced from 7pm to 4am. The Government is strongly discouraging movements between the hotspot zone and the rest of the country. All public gatherings and in-person meetings of any nature are prohibited within the hotspot zone.
    The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours.
    You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya. However, the Government have introduced a digital domestic travel locator card system, which will generate a QR code to present to Port Health Officials at domestic arrivals.
    Travellers can access the digital passenger locator form here
    or via the “Jitenge” app, downloadable from Google Playstore (Android users only). iPhone users should make sure to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the form via the URL. Upon submission of the digital locator form, a QR code will be sent to your email address.
    For Android users, if you are unable to access the QR code via email, log-in to your Jitenge account and input the phone number used to register, as well as your passport or ID number. Your name will appear, then click on your name and select “Show QR code”. Screenshot the QR code and present this at the Health Desk upon arrival.
    For iPhone users unable to access their QR code via email, check your downloads folder or present your phone number and passport number at the Health Desk at arrivals to allow officials to retrieve your QR code.
    The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local).
    On 1 May 2021, the Government of Kenya confirmed that restaurants and eateries may open to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local). From 2 May all bars across Kenya would close at 7pm (local).
    Across Kenya, the maximum number of persons permitted to attend meetings or events has been capped at 15, permitted to attend funerals has been capped at 50, weddings capped at 30, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols. Political gatherings have been suspended until otherwise directed Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible

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    18.06.2021
  • Kenya Latest News: Kenya, Somalia: suspension of flights to, from countries for three months (OSAC, 12.05.2021). Kenyan authorities ban all flights to, from Somalia; reason not disclosed (Standard Media, 11.05.2021). Kenya lifts COVID-19 lockdown allowing for a reopening of bars, restaurants, religious services, schools and domestic flights (Reuters, 01.05.2021). Kenyan government suspends flights to, from India from 2 May (Reuters, 28.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: From midnight on 9 April all passenger flights, whether commercial or charter, between Kenya and the UK will be suspended. The suspension is expected to be reviewed by the Government of Kenya within 4 weeks.
    • All passengers coming to Kenya require a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate and a COVID-19 negative PCR test and must self-isolate on arrival for 7 days. All foreign citizens and residents travelling to Kenya via any route who have a valid COVID-19 PCR test, but do not have a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, will be subject to up to 14 days mandatory quarantine on arrival at a Government of Kenya designated facility at their own cost. All travellers under the age of 18 will only require a certificate of COVID-19 negative PCR test to enter Kenya.
    • If you travel to Kenya you will also need to complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form
    List of available Government-designated quarantine facilities:
    • Royal Tulip Hotel (Chaka Road)
    • Hilton Garden Inn (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport)
    • Ngong Hills Hotel (Ngong Road)
    • Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel (Ralph Bunche Road)
    • Waridi Paradise Hotel & Suites (Hurlingham)
    • Ufungamano Guest House (Nairobi)
    • Covent Intl. Hotel (Nairobi)
    • Trademark Hotel (Nairobi)
    • Jacaranda Hotel (Nairobi)
    • Double-Tree Hilton Hotel (Nairobi)
    • Glam Hotel (Nairobi)
    • Reef Hotel Mombasa (Mombasa)
    *Testing and quarantine requirements: The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have specified that:
    • All travellers coming to Kenya require a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate and a COVID-19 negative PCR test and must self-isolate on arrival for 7 days.
    • All foreign citizens and residents travelling to Kenya via any route who have a valid COVID-19 PCR test, but do not have a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, will be subject up to 14 days mandatory quarantine on arrival at a Government of Kenya designated facility at their own cost.
    • All travellers under the age of 18 will only require a certificate of COVID-19 negative PCR test to enter Kenya.
    • All negative COVID-19 test result must prove that they have been taken within 96 hours of flying and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative
    • The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine.
    • Kenyan citizens will only be required to present a negative PCR test on arrival.
    • All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    For more information regarding pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements in the UK, visit the website of the Kenya High Commission in London.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store). After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. Arrivals will then be expected to self-monitor and report daily to the same platform for their first 14 days in Kenya.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: A curfew is in effect across Kenya from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local).
    On 1 May 2021, the Government of Kenya confirmed that on 2 May restaurants and eateries in the counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru would reopen to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local). Bars in the five counties would also reopen on 2 May, and be permitted to sell alcohol. From 2 May all bars across Kenya would close at 7pm (local).
    Across Kenya, the maximum number of persons permitted to attend meetings or events has been capped at 15, permitted to attend funerals has been capped at 50, weddings capped at 30, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols. Political gatherings have been suspended until otherwise directed Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    24.05.2021
  • Kenya Latest News: Kenya lifts COVID-19 lockdown allowing for a reopening of bars, restaurants, religious services, schools and domestic flights (Reuters, 01.05.2021). Kenyan government suspends flights to, from India from 2 May (Reuters, 28.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have specified that:
    • All travellers and residents travelling to Kenya via any route who have a valid COVID-19 PCR test, but do not have a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, will be subject up to 14 days mandatory quarantine on arrival at a Government of Kenya designated facility at their own cost (List of available Government-designated quarantine facilities: Royal Tulip Hotel (Chaka Road); Waridi Paradise (Hurlingham); Kings Premier (Mlolongo); Violets Serviced Apartments (Jacaranda Nairobi); Institute Leone De Love (Uthiru).
    • All travellers under the age of 18 will only require a certificate of COVID-19 negative PCR test to enter Kenya.
    • All negative COVID-19 test result must prove that they have been taken within 96 hours of flying and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative.
    • The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine.
    • Kenyan citizens will only be required to present a negative PCR test on arrival.
    • All travellers coming to Kenya from the UK require a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate and a COVID-19 negative PCR test and must self-isolate on arrival for 7 days.
    • All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website. For more information regarding pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements contact your closest Kenyan Embassy.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store). After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. Arrivals will then be expected to self-monitor and report daily to the same platform for their first 14 days in Kenya. ##Regular entry requirements.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: A curfew is in effect across Kenya from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local).
    On 1 May 2021, the Government of Kenya confirmed that on 2 May restaurants and eateries in the counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru would reopen to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local). Bars in the five counties would also reopen on 2 May, and be permitted to sell alcohol. From 2 May all bars across Kenya would close at 7pm (local).
    Across Kenya, the maximum number of persons permitted to attend meetings or events has been capped at 15, permitted to attend funerals has been capped at 50, weddings capped at 30, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols. Political gatherings have been suspended until otherwise directed Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    04.05.2021
  • Kenya Latest News: Kenya lifts COVID-19 lockdown allowing for a reopening of bars, restaurants, religious services and schools (Reuters, 01.05.2021). Kenyan government suspends flights to, from India from 2 May (Reuters, 28.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    **The Kenyan Ministry of Health has reactivated resumption of the TT code scheme, mandatory to all travelers leaving the country. TT code is a special number generated by gazetted covid-19 testing facilities and its used to authenticate genuine and fake COVID test certificates.
    *International travel: The Government of Kenya has confirmed that all persons departing Kenya for a country requiring a negative COVID-19 test as a condition of entry must obtain an RT PCR COVID-19 test and an associated Trusted Travel code, which airlines and Kenya’s Port Health authorities will verify at the airport. Travellers are encouraged to check their destination country’s entry requirements. For those concerned, after visiting an authorised laboratory to undertake an RT PCR COVID-19 test, travellers will receive a text message from PanaBIOS and an email from the laboratory itself and/or admin@panabios.org with a link to generate a Travel Code at trustedtravel.panabios.org. If the test result meets Kenya’s exit requirements, and the destination country’s entry requirements, a Travel Code will be issued to the traveller. All Kenyan RT PCR COVID-19 testing laboratories are party to the Trusted Travel system. Commercial flights are operating to and from Kenya. Check with your travel company for the latest information. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders re-opened on 1 August.
    *Entry to Kenya: All travellers require a negative RT PCR COVID-19 test. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine. All travellers under the age of 18 will only require a certificate of COVID-19 negative PCR test to enter Kenya.
    -The negative COVID-19 test result must be shown upon arrival and prove that was taken within 96 hours of flying and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative.

    – Kenyan citizens will only be required to present a negative PCR test on arrival.
    – All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    – All travellers coming to Kenya from the UK require a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate and a COVID-19 negative PCR test and must self-isolate on arrival for 7 days.
    – Travellers arriving in Kenya from the UK via any route who have a valid COVID-19 PCR test, but do not have a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, will be subject up to 14 days mandatory quarantine on arrival at a Government of Kenya designated facility at their own cost.
    – Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. The online registration form can be found on the “Jitenge” platform, accessible via the following link or the “Jitenge” App (available on the Google Play Store). After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. Arrivals will then be expected to self-monitor and report daily to the same platform for their first 14 days in Kenya. ##Regular entry requirements.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19
    Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: A curfew is in effect across Kenya from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local).
    On 1 May 2021, the Government of Kenya confirmed that on 2 May restaurants and eateries in the counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru would reopen to customers, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew of 10pm (local). Bars in the five counties would also reopen on 2 May, and be permitted to sell alcohol. From 2 May all bars across Kenya would close at 7pm (local).
    Across Kenya, the maximum number of persons permitted to attend meetings or events has been capped at 15, permitted to attend funerals has been capped at 50, weddings capped at 30, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols. Political gatherings have been suspended until otherwise directed Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    01.05.2021
  • Kenya Latest News: Digitally-verified negative COVID-19 test required to enter or depart country (OSAC, 11.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    **The Kenyan Ministry of Health has reactivated resumption of the TT code scheme, mandatory to all travelers leaving the country. TT code is a special number generated by gazetted covid-19 testing facilities and its used to authenticate genuine and fake COVID test certificates.
    **Travellers from the following states and territories shall be required to undergo mandatory quarantine upon arrival into Kenya at their own cost: 1. Brunei 2. Czechia 3. Kuwait 4. Spain 5. Switzerland 6. Thailand travelers shall be required to: a) be in possession of a negative PCR-based covid-19 test result conducted within 72 hours before travel and not display any flu-like symptoms upon arrival. b) provide evidence of their booking for the quarantine locations 24hrs before boarding. the list of facilities available for quarantine can be availed from info@kmpdc.go.ke.
    *Entry to Kenya: • All passengers coming to Kenya from the UK require a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate and a COVID-19 negative PCR test and must self-isolate on arrival for 7 days.; • All passengers travelling to Kenya via any route who have a valid COVID-19 PCR test, but do not have a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, will be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine on arrival at a Government of Kenya facility at their own cost. All travellers under the age of 18 will only require a certificate of COVID-19 negative PCR test to enter Kenya.
    *Testing and quarantine requirements: The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have specified that:
    • All negative COVID-19 test result must prove that they have been taken within 96 hours of flying and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative. For persons travelling to Kenya from countries not yet party to the Trusted Travel Initiative. Kenyan Port of Health Authorities will conduct manual verification using a hard copy of a negative PCR test result that has been stamped by the test centre as well as a hard copy of the official receipt for the payment of the PCR test.
    • The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveler’s ability to quarantine..
    • Kenyan citizens will only be required to present a negative PCR test on arrival.
    • All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: Travel inside the five county zone is also permitted. The curfew in these five counties will be in effect from 8pm to 4am (local time) until further notice.

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    22.04.2021
  • Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday announced a ban on all inland travel in the capital Nairobi and out four other counties.

    Kenya’s Covid-19 positivity rate has jumped from 2% to 22% between January and March and Nairobi accounts for nearly 60% of the cases-

    Kenyatta said that hospital admissions had increased 52% in the past two weeks and that at least seven people are dying every day from coronavirus.

    What do the new measures mean?

    No road, rail or air transport will be permitted in Nairobi, Kajiado, Kiambu, Machakos and Nakuru.

    In person, meetings will also be banned.

    As for curfew, hours now start at 20:00 until 04:00 am (instead of 22:00 until 04:00 am`) in the five counties. Special passes that allowed people to travel during curfew hours have also been revoked.

    Alcohol sales in the areas have also been banned and restaurants can only provide takeaway services.

    The president also ordered “an immediate suspension of all face-to-face teaching, which includes universities”, with the exception of students currently taking exams.

    Kenya reopened its schools and colleges in early January, which had been closed for ten months.

    All sporting events are also suspended.

    International travel is permitted but subject to a negative coronavirus test.

    The new measures begin on Friday at midnight.

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    28.03.2021
  • Kenya Latest News: Digitally-verified negative COVID-19 test required to enter or depart country (OSAC, 11.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    **The Kenyan Ministry of Health has reactivated resumption of the TT code scheme, mandatory to all travelers leaving the country. TT code is a special number generated by gazetted covid-19 testing facilities and its used to authenticate genuine and fake COVID test certificates.
    **Travellers from the following states and territories shall be required to undergo mandatory quarantine upon arrival into Kenya at their own cost: 1. Brunei 2. Czechia 3. Kuwait 4. Spain 5. Switzerland 6. Thailand travelers shall be required to: a) be in possession of a negative PCR-based covid-19 test result conducted within 72 hours before travel and not display any flu-like symptoms upon arrival. b) provide evidence of their booking for the quarantine locations 24hrs before boarding. the list of facilities available for quarantine can be availed from info@kmpdc.go.ke.
    *Entry to Kenya: Travellers arriving from the UK are exempt from the Government of Kenya’s 14-day quarantine requirement, but must still have a negative COVID-19 test (see full information below). The full list of quarantine exempt countries can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Testing and quarantine requirements. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that:
    • All travellers – even those only transiting Kenya – must carry evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of flying that can be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative. For persons travelling to Kenya from countries not yet party to the Trusted Travel Initiative, the following Ministry of Health guidance is available. The UK Government is aware that some users of the Trusted Travel Initiative website have faced challenges when seeking to certify PCR COVID-19 test results obtained in the UK. The UK Government expects the Trusted Travel code requirement to be enforced flexibly while the new system beds in. In instances where travellers have been unable to verify their test online through the Trusted Travel Initiative website, Kenyan Port of Health Authorities will conduct manual verification using a hard copy of a negative PCR test result that has been stamped by the test centre as well as a hard copy of the official receipt for the payment of the PCR test.
    • Travellers arriving from the UK are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test.
    • The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine.
    • All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    For more information regarding pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements in the UK, visit the website of the Kenya High Commission in London.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.
    The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders re-opened on 1 August.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: On 26 March the Government of Kenya imposed a cessation of all movement by road or rail into or out of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru counties, effective from midnight that night and until further notice. It clarified that domestic flights will continue to operate until 12:00 on 29 March, and will cease thereafter. However, international travel into and out of Kenya – including these counties – will continue. Travel within the five county zone is also permitted. Starting from midnight on 26 March the curfew in these counties will be in effect from 8pm to 4am (local time).
    The Government of Kenya has confirmed that tourists (domestic and international) who are in different parts of Kenya, and need to go back home via Nairobi, will be able to travel by road to Nairobi until 2000 (local) on Sunday 28 March. Those who have bought domestic rail or airplane tickets can travel to Nairobi before midday (local) on Monday 29 March after which rail and domestic flights to Nairobi will be suspended.
    The rest of Kenya will observe curfew from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers.
    The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours.
    You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches.
    Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew.
    On 26 March 2021, the Government of Kenya confirmed that bars in the counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru are closed and that eateries and restaurants in the same counties will provide takeaways services only and will not serve alcohol. Bars, restaurants and eateries in all other counties would continue to close at 9pm (local time), but will be permitted to sell alcohol.
    The suspension of large gatherings, in person meetings of any nature, congregational worship, conferences and political events have been suspended in the counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru until further notice.
    In other counties he maximum number of persons permitted to attend meetings or events has been capped at 15, permitted to attend funerals has been capped at 50, weddings capped at 30, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

    Read more
    27.03.2021
  • Kenya Latest News: Digitally-verified negative COVID-19 test required to enter or depart country (OSAC, 11.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    **The Kenyan Ministry of Health has reactivated resumption of the TT code scheme, mandatory to all travelers leaving the country. TT code is a special number generated by gazetted covid-19 testing facilities and its used to authenticate genuine and fake COVID test certificates.
    **Travellers from the following states and territories shall be required to undergo mandatory quarantine upon arrival into Kenya at their own cost: 1. Brunei 2. Czechia 3. Kuwait 4. Spain 5. Switzerland 6. Thailand travelers shall be required to: a) be in possession of a negative PCR-based covid-19 test result conducted within 72 hours before travel and not display any flu-like symptoms upon arrival. b) provide evidence of their booking for the quarantine locations 24hrs before boarding. the list of facilities available for quarantine can be availed from info@kmpdc.go.ke.
    *Entry to Kenya: Travellers arriving from the UK are exempt from the Government of Kenya’s 14-day quarantine requirement, but must still have a negative COVID-19 test (see full information below). The full list of quarantine exempt countries can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Testing and quarantine requirements. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that:
    • All travellers – even those only transiting Kenya – must carry evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of flying that can be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative. For persons travelling to Kenya from countries not yet party to the Trusted Travel Initiative, the following Ministry of Health guidance is available. The UK Government is aware that some users of the Trusted Travel Initiative website have faced challenges when seeking to certify PCR COVID-19 test results obtained in the UK. The UK Government expects the Trusted Travel code requirement to be enforced flexibly while the new system beds in. In instances where travellers have been unable to verify their test online through the Trusted Travel Initiative website, Kenyan Port of Health Authorities will conduct manual verification using a hard copy of a negative PCR test result that has been stamped by the test centre as well as a hard copy of the official receipt for the payment of the PCR test.
    • Travellers arriving from the UK are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test.
    • The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine.
    • All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    For more information regarding pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements in the UK, visit the website of the Kenya High Commission in London.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: On 26 March the Government of Kenya imposed a cessation of all movement by road or rail into or out of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru counties, effective from midnight that night and until further notice. It clarified that domestic flights will continue to operate until 12:00 on 29 March, and will cease thereafter. However, international travel into and out of Kenya – including these counties – will continue. Travel within the five county zone is also permitted. Starting from midnight on 26 March the curfew in these counties will be in effect from 8pm to 4am (local time).
    The Kenyan Ministry of Tourism has confirmed that tourists (domestic and international) who are in different parts of Kenya, and need to go back home via Nairobi, will be able to travel to Nairobi until midday on Monday 29 March.
    The rest of Kenya will observe curfew from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers.
    The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours.
    You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches.
    Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew.
    On 26 March 2021, the Government of Kenya confirmed that bars in the counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru are closed and that eateries and restaurants in the same counties will provide takeaways services only and will not serve alcohol. Bars, restaurants and eateries in all other counties would continue to close at 9pm (local time), but will be permitted to sell alcohol.
    The suspension of large gatherings, in person meetings of any nature, congregational worship, conferences and political events have been suspended in the counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru until further notice.
    In other counties he maximum number of persons permitted to attend meetings or events has been capped at 15, permitted to attend funerals has been capped at 50, weddings capped at 30, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

    Read more
    26.03.2021
  • Kenya Latest News: Digitally-verified negative COVID-19 test required to enter or depart country (OSAC, 11.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    **The Kenyan Ministry of Health has reactivated resumption of the TT code scheme, mandatory to all travelers leaving the country. TT code is a special number generated by gazetted covid-19 testing facilities and its used to authenticate genuine and fake COVID test certificates.
    **Travellers from the following states and territories shall be required to undergo mandatory quarantine upon arrival into Kenya at their own cost: 1. Brunei 2. Czechia 3. Kuwait 4. Spain 5. Switzerland 6. Thailand travelers shall be required to: a) be in possession of a negative PCR-based covid-19 test result conducted within 72 hours before travel and not display any flu-like symptoms upon arrival. b) provide evidence of their booking for the quarantine locations 24hrs before boarding. the list of facilities available for quarantine can be availed from info@kmpdc.go.ke.
    *Entry to Kenya: Travellers arriving from the UK are exempt from the Government of Kenya’s 14-day quarantine requirement, but must still have a negative COVID-19 test (see full information below). The full list of quarantine exempt countries can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Testing and quarantine requirements. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that:
    • All travellers – even those only transiting Kenya – must carry evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of flying that can be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative. For persons travelling to Kenya from countries not yet party to the Trusted Travel Initiative, the following Ministry of Health guidance is available. The UK Government is aware that some users of the Trusted Travel Initiative website have faced challenges when seeking to certify PCR COVID-19 test results obtained in the UK. The UK Government expects the Trusted Travel code requirement to be enforced flexibly while the new system beds in. In instances where travellers have been unable to verify their test online through the Trusted Travel Initiative website, Kenyan Port of Health Authorities will conduct manual verification using a hard copy of a negative PCR test result that has been stamped by the test centre as well as a hard copy of the official receipt for the payment of the PCR test.
    • Travellers arriving from the UK are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test.
    • The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine.
    • All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    For more information regarding pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements in the UK, visit the website of the Kenya High Commission in London.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Kenya: On 12 March 2021, the Government of Kenya extended the nationwide curfew by a further 60 days. The curfew is in effect from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers.
    The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours.
    You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches.
    Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew.
    On 12 March 2021, the Government of Kenya confirmed that eateries and restaurants would continue to close at 9pm (local time), but will be permitted to sell alcohol.
    The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for an additional 30 days on 12 March 2021. The maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals and weddings has been capped at 100, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

    Read more
    15.03.2021
  • Kenya Latest News: Digitally-verified negative COVID-19 test required to enter or depart country (OSAC, 11.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    **The Kenyan Ministry of Health has reactivated resumption of the TT code scheme, mandatory to all travelers leaving the country. TT code is a special number generated by gazetted covid-19 testing facilities and its used to authenticate genuine and fake COVID test certificates.
    **Travellers from the following states and territories shall be required to undergo mandatory quarantine upon arrival into Kenya at their own cost: 1. Brunei 2. Czechia 3. Kuwait 4. Spain 5. Switzerland 6. Thailand travelers shall be required to: a) be in possession of a negative PCR-based covid-19 test result conducted within 72 hours before travel and not display any flu-like symptoms upon arrival. b) provide evidence of their booking for the quarantine locations 24hrs before boarding. the list of facilities available for quarantine can be availed from info@kmpdc.go.ke.
    *Entry to Kenya: Travellers arriving from the UK are exempt from the Government of Kenya’s 14-day quarantine requirement, but must still have a negative COVID-19 test (see full information below). The full list of quarantine exempt countries can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Testing and quarantine requirements. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that:
    • All travellers – even those only transiting Kenya – must carry evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of flying that can be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative. For persons travelling to Kenya from countries not yet party to the Trusted Travel Initiative, the following Ministry of Health guidance is available. The UK Government is aware that some users of the Trusted Travel Initiative website have faced challenges when seeking to certify PCR COVID-19 test results obtained in the UK. The UK Government expects the Trusted Travel code requirement to be enforced flexibly while the new system beds in. In instances where travellers have been unable to verify their test online through the Trusted Travel Initiative website, Kenyan Port of Health Authorities will conduct manual verification using a hard copy of a negative PCR test result that has been stamped by the test centre as well as a hard copy of the official receipt for the payment of the PCR test.
    • Travellers arriving from the UK are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test.
    • The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine.
    • All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    For more information regarding pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements in the UK, visit the website of the Kenya High Commission in London.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: The nationwide curfew has been extended to 12 March 2021. The curfew is in effect from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers.
    The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours.
    You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches.
    Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew. Bars reopened on 29 September.
    On 4 November, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 9pm (local time), but will be permitted to sell alcohol.
    The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for an additional sixty days on 3 January 2021. The maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals and weddings has been capped at 150, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

    Read more
    09.03.2021
  • Kenya Latest News: Digitally-verified negative COVID-19 test required to enter or depart country (OSAC, 11.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    **The Kenyan Ministry of Health has reactivated resumption of the TT code scheme, mandatory to all travelers leaving the country. TT code is a special number generated by gazetted covid-19 testing facilities and its used to authenticate genuine and fake COVID test certificates..
    *Entry to Kenya: Travellers arriving from the UK are exempt from the Government of Kenya’s 14-day quarantine requirement, but must still have a negative COVID-19 test (see full information below). The full list of quarantine exempt countries can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Testing and quarantine requirements. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that:
    • All travellers – even those only transiting Kenya – must carry evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of flying that can be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative. For persons travelling to Kenya from countries not yet party to the Trusted Travel Initiative, the following Ministry of Health guidance is available. The UK Government is aware that some users of the Trusted Travel Initiative website have faced challenges when seeking to certify PCR COVID-19 test results obtained in the UK. The UK Government expects the Trusted Travel code requirement to be enforced flexibly while the new system beds in. In instances where travellers have been unable to verify their test online through the Trusted Travel Initiative website, Kenyan Port of Health Authorities will conduct manual verification using a hard copy of a negative PCR test result that has been stamped by the test centre as well as a hard copy of the official receipt for the payment of the PCR test.
    • Travellers arriving from the UK are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test.
    • The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine.
    • All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    For more information regarding pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements in the UK, visit the website of the Kenya High Commission in London.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: The nationwide curfew has been extended to 12 March 2021. The curfew is in effect from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers.
    The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours.
    You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches.
    Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew. Bars reopened on 29 September.
    On 4 November, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 9pm (local time), but will be permitted to sell alcohol.
    The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for an additional sixty days on 3 January 2021. The maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals and weddings has been capped at 150, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

    Read more
    03.02.2021
  • Kenya Latest News: Digitally-verified negative COVID-19 test required to enter or depart country (OSAC, 11.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: Travellers arriving from specific countries are exempt from the Government of Kenya’s 14-day quarantine requirement, but must still have a negative COVID-19 test (see full information below). The full list of quarantine exempt countries can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Testing and quarantine requirements The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that:
    • All travellers – even those only transiting Kenya – must carry evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of flying that can be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative. For persons travelling to Kenya from countries not yet party to the Trusted Travel Initiative, the following guidance by Global Haven is available.
    • Travellers arriving from the UK are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test.
    • The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine.
    • All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the hereKenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.
    *Departing Travellers: Please take note of the new process for travellers that are to depart Kenya.There is now an Africa wide system in place whereby you will need to be issued with a Trusted Travel (TT) code.
    Passengers departing from Kenya are advised to visit authorized laboratories to take COVID-19 RT PCR test and be issued with Trusted Travel (TT) code that can be verified by airlines and Port Health Authorities. The passenger will receive a text message (SMS) from panaBIOS (company implementing the system) and in addition, an email from the testing laboratory and/or admin@panabios.org with a link to guide the passenger to generate a travel code at here
    .
    Departing passengers can enter the TT code on their certificates online atwww.africacdc.org/trusted-travel .If the test certificate is from a jurisdiction where TT isn’t available, they can use Global Haven or via the trusted travel portal www.africacdc.org/trusted-travel to generate a travel stamp. Upon successful validation against destination country requirements, passengers are issued with a secondary travel stamp (TC code) by the system for exit approval for Kenya. Latest requirements for testing (e.g. COVID-19 test requirement must be less than 96 hours old before travel) can be obtained from www.xchange.panabios.org/countries/offers/

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: The nationwide curfew has been extended to 12 March 2021. The curfew is in effect from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya. The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew. Bars reopened on 29 September.
    On 4 November, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 9pm (local time), but will be permitted to sell alcohol. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for an additional sixty days on 3 January 2021. The maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals and weddings has been capped at 150, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    13.01.2021
  • Kenya International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: Travellers arriving from specific countries are exempt from the Government of Kenya’s 14-day quarantine requirement, but must still have a negative COVID-19 test (see full information below). The full list of quarantine exempt countries can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Testing and quarantine requirements The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that:
    • All travellers – even those only transiting Kenya – must carry evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of flying that can be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative. Persons travelling to Kenya from countries not yet party to the Trusted Travel Initiative must use a tool made available through the Global Haven partnership for COVID-19 test results and vaccine certificates verification.
    • Travellers arriving from the UK are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test.
    • The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine.
    • All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the hereKenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.
    *Departing Travellers: Please take note of the new process for travellers that are to depart Kenya, that has been introduced as from today. There is now an Africa wide system in place whereby you will need to be issued with a Trusted Travel (TT) code.
    Passengers departing from Kenya are advised to visit authorized laboratories to take COVID-19 RT PCR test and be issued with Trusted Travel (TT) code that can be verified by airlines and Port Health Authorities. The passenger will receive a text message (SMS) from panaBIOS (company implementing the system) and in addition, an email from the testing laboratory and/or admin@panabios.org with a link to guide the passenger to generate a travel code at here
    .
    Departing passengers can enter the TT code on their certificates online atwww.africacdc.org/trusted-travel .If the test certificate is from a jurisdiction where TT isn’t available, they can use Global Haven or via the trusted travel portal www.africacdc.org/trusted-travel to generate a travel stamp. Upon successful validation against destination country requirements, passengers are issued with a secondary travel stamp (TC code) by the system for exit approval for Kenya. Latest requirements for testing (e.g. COVID-19 test requirement must be less than 96 hours old before travel) can be obtained from www.xchange.panabios.org/countries/offers/

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: The nationwide curfew has been extended to 12 March 2021. The curfew is in effect from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya. The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew. Bars reopened on 29 September.
    On 4 November, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 9pm (local time), but will be permitted to sell alcohol. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for an additional sixty days on 3 January 2021. The maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals and weddings has been capped at 150, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    11.01.2021
  • Kenya International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Kenya: Travellers arriving from specific countries are exempt from the Government of Kenya’s 14-day quarantine requirement, but must still have a negative COVID-19 test (see full information below). The full list of quarantine exempt countries can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Testing and quarantine requirements The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that:
    • All travellers – even those only transiting Kenya – must carry evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of flying that can be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative. Persons travelling to Kenya from countries not yet party to the Trusted Travel Initiative must use a tool made available through the Global Haven partnership for COVID-19 test results and vaccine certificates verification.
    • Travellers arriving from the UK are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test.
    • The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine.
    • All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the hereKenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Kenya: The nationwide curfew has been extended to 12 March 2021. The curfew is in effect from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya. The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew. Bars reopened on 29 September.
    On 4 November, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 9pm (local time), but will be permitted to sell alcohol. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for an additional sixty days on 3 January 2021. The maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals and weddings has been capped at 150, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    10.01.2021
  • Kenya Latest News: Tanzania lifts suspension on all Kenyan flights (The Star Kenya, 16.09.2020). Kenyan authorities extend 21:00 to 04:00 COVID-19 curfew until at least 26 September (Garda World, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    International flights are operating since 01 August 2020.
    *Testing and quarantine requirements: The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: All travellers – even those only transiting Kenya – must carry evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of flying. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance form before their arrival, even if only transiting. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Furthermore, passengers arriving from Countries Not Exempt from Quarantine are subject to the following:
    • Mandatory Quarantine applies to passengers that does not fall under the list of countries exempt from quarantine, even if holding a negative PCR based COVID-19 certificate.
    • Passenger must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance form at herehttps://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ before their arrival. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.
    Passengers will have to present the Kenya government accepted
    here. Self-Quarantine is solely at the discretion of the Kenya Government. They may allow you to self-quarantine: 1) If you test negative after the COVID-19 test; 2) If you are able to confirm that you are able to self-quarantine safely away from others; 3) If you have applied via email quarantine@kmpdc.go.ke and your application has been accepted.
    Additional resource: List of Countries Exempt from Quarantine link is here. Please note the risk profile of any country could change anytime so it is advisable to always check for most updated list.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The nationwide curfew has been extended to 3 January 2021. The curfew is in effect from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya. The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver. * Public places and services- The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew. Bars have been allowed to reopen from 29 September. On 4 November, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 9pm (local time), but will be permitted to sell alcohol. Large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events remain suspended. However, the maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals and weddings has been reviewed upwards to 200, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    16.12.2020
  • Kenya Latest News: Tanzania lifts suspension on all Kenyan flights (The Star Kenya, 16.09.2020). Kenyan authorities extend 21:00 to 04:00 COVID-19 curfew until at least 26 September (Garda World, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    International flights are operating since 01 August 2020.
    *Testing and quarantine requirements: The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: All travellers – even those only transiting Kenya – must carry evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 96 hours of flying. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
    *Data collection: All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance form before their arrival, even if only transiting. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The nationwide curfew has been extended to 3 January 2021. The curfew is in effect from 10pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya. The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver. * Public places and services- The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew. Bars have been allowed to reopen from 29 September. On 4 November, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 9pm (local time), but will be permitted to sell alcohol. Large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events remain suspended. However, the maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals and weddings has been reviewed upwards to 200, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    30.11.2020
  • Kenya Kenya will extend its nightly Covid-19 curfew until January 3, 2021, with an additional hour of curfew — from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. — as cases in the country surge, President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a televised address on Wednesday.

    When Kenya’s coronavirus restrictions were eased at the end of September, the positivity rate of tests conducted was 4%, and hospital bed occupancy was down 60% since June. Meanwhile, after restrictions were eased in October, the testing positivity rate shot up to 16%, with hospital bed occupancy rates up 140%, said Kenyatta adding: “We have without a doubt experienced a reversal and a serious one at that.”

    “October has been our most tragic month in the fight against Covid,” Kenyatta said, as the Ministry of Health reported approximately 300 deaths and 15,000 new cases last month.
    Additionally, Kenya suspended all political rallies and gatherings for two months, but town halls will be allowed to continue to operate. Restaurants, bars and eateries are required to close by 9 p.m. local time from Wednesday, the president said.

    Kenya has recorded a total of 57,093 coronavirus cases and 1,039 deaths since the pandemic began, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.
    CNN.com

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    05.11.2020
  • Kenya Latest News: Tanzania lifts suspension on all Kenyan flights (The Star Kenya, 16.09.2020). Kenyan authorities extend 21:00 to 04:00 COVID-19 curfew until at least 26 September (Garda World, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    International flights are operating since 01 August 2020. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: travellers are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine. The test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying. Travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are expected to be published soon on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and State Department for Transport websites. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders reopened on 1 August.

    Internal Restrictions:
    On 28 September, the nationwide curfew was extended for a further 60 days. From 29 September onwards, the curfew will be in effect from 11pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya. The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver. * Public places and services- The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew. Bars have been allowed to reopen from 29 September. On 28 September, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 10pm (local time), but will be permitted to sell alcohol, effective 29 September. Large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events remain suspended. However, the maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals and weddings has been reviewed upwards to 200, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    28.09.2020
  • Kenya Kenyan authorities extend 21:00 to 04:00 COVID-19 curfew until at least 26 September (Garda World, 26.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    International flights are operating since 01 August 2020. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: travellers are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine. The test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying. Travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are expected to be published soon on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority [https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations] and State Department for Transport [https://www.transport.go.ke/department/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=387&Itemid=528] websites. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders reopened on 1 August.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 26 August, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 9pm curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving after 9pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches.
    All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the daily curfew. On 27 July, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 7pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol. The Government has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for a further 30 days on 27 July. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    28.08.2020
  • Kenya Kenyan authorities extend 21:00 to 04:00 COVID-19 curfew until at least 26 September (Garda World, 26.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    International flights are operating since 01 August 2020. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: travellers are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine. The test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying. Travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are expected to be published soon on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority [https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations] and State Department for Transport [https://www.transport.go.ke/department/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=387&Itemid=528] websites. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders reopened on 1 August.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 27 July, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 9pm curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving after 9pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches.
    All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the daily curfew. On 27 July, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 7pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol. The Government has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for a further 30 days on 27 July. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    18.08.2020
  • Kenya *****

    International restrictions:

    International flights are operating since 01 August 2020. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: travellers are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine. The test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying. Travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are expected to be published soon on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority [https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations] and State Department for Transport [https://www.transport.go.ke/department/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=387&Itemid=528] websites. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders reopened on 1 August.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 27 July, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 9pm curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving after 9pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches.
    All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the daily curfew. On 27 July, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 7pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol. The Government has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for a further 30 days on 27 July. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    13.08.2020
  • Kenya *****

    International restrictions:

    International flights are operating since 01 August 2020. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: travellers are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine. The test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying. Travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are expected to be published soon on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority [https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations] and State Department for Transport [https://www.transport.go.ke/department/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=387&Itemid=528] websites. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders reopened on 1 August.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 27 July, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 9pm curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving after 9pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. The restrictions of road, rail and air movements in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, and Mombasa and Mandera Counties, were lifted at 4am on 7 July. The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the daily curfew. On 27 July, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 7pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol. The Government has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. Vehicles are limited to carrying 50% of their passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for a further 30 days on 27 July. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    08.08.2020
  • Kenya The Ministry in consultation with relevant stakeholders prepared a Protocol for Air Travel
    Operations during the Covid-19 Public Health Crisis. The protocol seeks to provide guidelines to
    ensure that air travel remains safe during the pandemic for domestic and international flights.
    The Protocol recognizes that the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been
    experienced in most sectors of the economy and the aviation industry is amongst the worst
    impacted.

    The Protocol has therefore confirmed that:-
    1. All arriving passengers on international flights whose body temperature is NOT above
    37.5° C (99.5°F); do NOT have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like
    symptoms; have negative PCR based COVID–19 test carried out within 96 hours before
    travel and are from countries considered low to medium risk COVID–19 transmission areas
    shall be exempt from quarantine.

    List of countries identified and announced yesterday from which travelers will be exempt from
    quarantine include:
    • Canada
    • South Korea
    • Namibia
    • Uganda
    • China
    • Rwanda
    • Morocco
    • Japan
    • Zimbabwe
    • Ethiopia
    • Switzerland

    Additional exempted countries identified today following further review and consultation
    between the Cabinet Secretaries responsible for Transport, Health and Tourism:
    • The United States of America (except for California, Florida and Texas)
    • United Kingdom
    • France
    • Germany
    • Netherlands
    • Qatar
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Italy

    Review of countries from which travelers will not be required to be quarantined upon arrival
    will be undertaken by Ministry of Health on a day to day basis. The Ministry will then advise the
    Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Urban Development and Public Works for further action.
    The risk profile of any country could change and therefore the status with regard to these
    clarifications and directives could also change.

    We wish to emphasize and reiterate that from 1st August 2020 the Kenyan Airspace will be open
    to authorised airlines and travelers. The issue is only whether the travelers will be required
    to quarantine upon arrival in Kenya due to the risk evaluation of respective countries. Those
    required to quarantine will do so at Government designated facilities or at their homes subject
    to prevailing guidelines.
    2. For those passengers traveling out of the country, they will be required to abide by the
    particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the destination country;
    3. Passengers arriving on flights after the curfew hours, with a valid Air Ticket and Boarding
    Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their hotels and/or residences;
    4. Drivers should have evidence that they have come from the Airport to drop or pick up
    passengers;
    5. Passengers departing on flights after the curfew hours, with a valid Air Ticket and Boarding
    Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their departure airport;
    6. Air Operators shall provide guidance material to passengers regarding application of the
    preventive measures on-board;
    7. Where physical distancing cannot be guaranteed because of the seat configuration or other
    operational constraints, the crew members will make constant on-board announcements
    reminding passengers to adhere at all times to all the other preventive measures including
    strict hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette and should wear a surgical face mask. In
    addition other measures such as cabin recirculation air filters will be put in place; and
    8. Working jointly with the Kenya Airports Authority and Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, the
    Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works is
    reviewing frequency and timing of flights to facilitate physical distancing at the Airports.

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    04.08.2020
  • Kenya International air travel will resume on 1 August. (The Standard, 06.07.2020) Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air France, KLM and British Airways have confirmed they would resume flights to Nairobi in the first week of August. (The Standard, 27.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Flights are operating since 01 August 2020. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: travellers are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, however a negative COVID-19 test is required to enter Kenya, the test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying
    travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further details are expected to be published soon on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority [https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations] and State Department for Transport https://www.transport.go.ke/department/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=387&Itemid=528] websites. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders reopened on 1 August.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 27 July, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 9pm curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving after 9pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. The restrictions of road, rail and air movements in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, and Mombasa and Mandera Counties, were lifted at 4am on 7 July. The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the daily curfew. On 27 July, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 7pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol. The Government has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. Vehicles are limited to carrying 50% of their passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for a further 30 days on 27 July. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    03.08.2020
  • Kenya International air travel will resume on 1 August. (The Standard, 06.07.2020) Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air France, KLM and British Airways have confirmed they would resume flights to Nairobi in the first week of August. (The Standard, 27.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended by the Kenyan government, with the exception of specially negotiated repatriation, humanitarian and cargo flights. This suspension will be lifted on 1 August. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders are due to reopen on 1 August. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: a negative COVID-19 test is required to enter Kenya; the test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying; travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus; all new arrivals will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further detail in the Government of Kenya Protocols. https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations [https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 27 July, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 9pm curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving after 9pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. The restrictions of road, rail and air movements in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, and Mombasa and Mandera Counties, were lifted at 4am on 7 July. The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the daily curfew. On 27 July, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 7pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol. The Government has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. Vehicles are limited to carrying 50% of their passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for a further 30 days on 27 July. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    31.07.2020
  • Kenya International air travel will begin on 1 August. (The Standard, 06.07.2020) Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air France, KLM and British Airways have confirmed they would resume flights to Nairobi in the first week of August. (The Standard, 27.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended by the Kenyan government, with the exception of specially negotiated repatriation, humanitarian and cargo flights. This suspension will be lifted on 1 August. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders are due to reopen on 1 August. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: a negative COVID-19 test is required to enter Kenya; the test must have been taken within 7 days of flying; travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus; all new arrivals will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further detail in the Government of Kenya Protocols. https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations [https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 27 July, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 9pm curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving after 9pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. The restrictions of road, rail and air movements in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, and Mombasa and Mandera Counties, were lifted at 4am on 7 July. The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the daily curfew. On 27 July, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 7pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol. The Government has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. Vehicles are limited to carrying 50% of their passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for a further 30 days on 27 July. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    30.07.2020
  • Kenya International air travel will begin on 1 August. (The Standard, 06.07.2020) Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air France, KLM and British Airways have confirmed they would resume flights to Nairobi in the first week of August. (The Standard, 27.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Since 25 March, all international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended by the Kenyan government, with the exception of specially negotiated repatriation, humanitarian and cargo flights. UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights. This suspension was extended on 6 June for a further 30 days. The suspension excludes aircraft in a state of emergency, operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, and repatriation flights. All approved flights must provide completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs. All crew from international flights are required to self-isolate in designated airport hotels at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the duration of their rest period. Nationals and residents of Kenya violating the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully quarantined for 14 days.
    Those coming into the country must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government designated facility at their own expense.
    The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania land borders have been closed to all pedestrians and vehicles, with the exception of cargo trucks. The land borders are due to reopen on 1 August.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Air travel within the Kenyan territory will resumed on 15 July.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). During this window, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, including supermarkets, and when using public and private transport. Social distancing rules have also been extended to apply during the use of private vehicles. Car owners are now limited to carrying 50% of their vehicle’s passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver.
    All bars are closed until further notice. Restaurants can operate ‘takeaway’ services and have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including on social distancing and the daily curfew. The government has directed public places to set a maximum capacity to conform to social distance requirements of at least 1.5 metres. Shops, supermarkets and public transport systems are also implementing measures to ensure social distancing. All gatherings, meetings, conferences and events of an international nature have been banned. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday 6 July a phased re-opening of the country, lifting restrictions in and out of the capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa. Movement into and out of the Nairobi metropolitan area, Mombasa county and Mandera county will be allowed from 4am Tuesday 7 July. (Reuters, 06.07.2020)

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    27.07.2020
  • Kenya Air travel within the Kenyan territory will resume on 15 July. International air travel will begin on 1 August. (The Standard, 06.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Since 25 March, all international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended by the Kenyan government, with the exception of specially negotiated repatriation, humanitarian and cargo flights. UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights. This suspension was extended on 6 June for a further 30 days. The suspension excludes aircraft in a state of emergency, operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, and repatriation flights. All approved flights must provide completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs. All crew from international flights are required to self-isolate in designated airport hotels at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the duration of their rest period. Nationals and residents of Kenya violating the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully quarantined for 14 days.
    Those coming into the country must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government designated facility at their own expense.
    The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania land borders have been closed to all pedestrians and vehicles, with the exception of cargo trucks. The land borders are due to reopen on 1 August.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). During this window, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. On 6 June, the restrictions of road, rail and air movements in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, and Mombasa and Mandera Counties, were extended for 30 days. Movements within those designated areas are still permitted. The government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, including supermarkets, and when using public and private transport. Social distancing rules have also been extended to apply during the use of private vehicles. Car owners are now limited to carrying 50% of their vehicle’s passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver.
    All bars are closed until further notice. Restaurants can operate ‘takeaway’ services and have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including on social distancing and the daily curfew. The government has directed public places to set a maximum capacity to conform to social distance requirements of at least 1.5 metres. Shops, supermarkets and public transport systems are also implementing measures to ensure social distancing. All gatherings, meetings, conferences and events of an international nature have been banned. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday 6 July a phased re-opening of the country, lifting restrictions in and out of the capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa. Movement into and out of the Nairobi metropolitan area, Mombasa county and Mandera county will be allowed from 4am Tuesday 7 July. (Reuters, 06.07.2020)

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    23.07.2020
  • Kenya International Travel
    Entry ban on all travelers, with the exception of Kenyan nationals, and legal residents.
    Travelers returning will have to self-isolation or quarantine.
    Kenya Airways to resume domestic flights from 15 July, international on 1 August
    Border with Tanzania and Somalia closed on 16 May except for cargo truck.
    Drivers are to be tested for COVID-19.

    National Measures
    Ban on public gatherings, including political meetings and gatherings in bars, extended for 30 days on 7 July.
    Nationwide curfew from 21:00 EAT to 04:00 EAT (local time) extended for 30 on 7 July.
    Movement restrictions in and out of Eastleigh, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale were lifted on 7 July.
    Movement restrictions in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area remains in effect until further notice.
    Gradual reopening of schools starting on 1 September.

    PPE
    Public required to wear masks.
    Social distancing measure: people should maintain 1m distance from each other.

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    08.07.2020
  • Kenya Air travel within the Kenyan territory will resume on 15 July. International air travel will begin on 1 August. (The Standard, 06.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Since 25 March, all international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended by the Kenyan government, with the exception of specially negotiated repatriation, humanitarian and cargo flights. UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights. This suspension was extended on 6 June for a further 30 days. The suspension excludes aircraft in a state of emergency, operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, and repatriation flights. All approved flights must provide completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs. All crew from international flights are required to self-isolate in designated airport hotels at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the duration of their rest period. Nationals and residents of Kenya violating the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully quarantined for 14 days.
    Those coming into the country must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government designated facility at their own expense.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). During this window, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. On 6 June, the restrictions of road, rail and air movements in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, and Mombasa and Mandera Counties, were extended for 30 days. Movements within those designated areas are still permitted. The government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, including supermarkets, and when using public and private transport. Social distancing rules have also been extended to apply during the use of private vehicles. Car owners are now limited to carrying 50% of their vehicle’s passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver.
    All bars are closed until further notice. Restaurants can operate ‘takeaway’ services and have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including on social distancing and the daily curfew. The government has directed public places to set a maximum capacity to conform to social distance requirements of at least 1.5 metres. Shops, supermarkets and public transport systems are also implementing measures to ensure social distancing. All gatherings, meetings, conferences and events of an international nature have been banned. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday 6 July a phased re-opening of the country, lifting restrictions in and out of the capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa. Movement into and out of the Nairobi metropolitan area, Mombasa county and Mandera county will be allowed from 4am Tuesday 7 July. (Reuters, 06.07.2020)

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    06.07.2020
  • Kenya *****

    International restrictions:

    Since 25 March, all international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended by the Kenyan government, with the exception of specially negotiated repatriation, humanitarian and cargo flights. UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights. This suspension was extended on 6 June for a further 30 days. The suspension excludes aircraft in a state of emergency, operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, and repatriation flights. All approved flights must provide completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs. All crew from international flights are required to self-isolate in designated airport hotels at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the duration of their rest period. Nationals and residents of Kenya violating the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully quarantined for 14 days.
    Those coming into the country must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government designated facility at their own expense.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). During this window, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. On 6 June, the restrictions of road, rail and air movements in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, and Mombasa and Mandera Counties, were extended for 30 days. Movements within those designated areas are still permitted. The government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, including supermarkets, and when using public and private transport. Social distancing rules have also been extended to apply during the use of private vehicles. Car owners are now limited to carrying 50% of their vehicle’s passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver.
    All bars are closed until further notice. Restaurants can operate ‘takeaway’ services and have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including on social distancing and the daily curfew. The government has directed public places to set a maximum capacity to conform to social distance requirements of at least 1.5 metres. Shops, supermarkets and public transport systems are also implementing measures to ensure social distancing. All gatherings, meetings, conferences and events of an international nature have been banned. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    28.06.2020
  • Kenya Kenya has extended suspension of all international flights for a further 30 days from 06 June. UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights.  The suspension excludes aircraft in a state of emergency, operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, and repatriation flights. All approved flights must provide completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs. All crew from international flights are required to self-isolate in designated airport hotels at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the duration of their rest period. Nationals and residents of Kenya violating the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully quarantined for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    All incoming and outgoing international passenger flights are suspended until further notice. The Kenyan government affirms that evacuation flights organised by foreign governments for their citizens will still be permitted. Kenya’s borders with Somalia and Tanzania are closed to passenger traffic and those ferrying automobiles across the borders until at least 15 June. While cargo vehicles are exempt from the measure, truck drivers are required to undergo mandatory health screening for COVID-19. Those coming into the country must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government designated facility at their own expense.

    Internal restrictions:

    On June 6, the Government of Kenya (GoK) announced that movement restrictions in and out of Nairobi’s Eastleigh neighborhood, Mombasa’s Old Town neighborhood, and the counties of Kilifi and Kwale lapse as of June 7. However, movement restrictions in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area, Mombasa and Mandera counties are extended an additional 30 days. Continued restrictions of international flights in and out of Kenya, were extended for a further 30 days.Effective June 7, nightly curfew hours are revised to 9:00 pm to 4:00 am. Those violating the curfew may be arrested and put in mandatory quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. Public gatherings are still prohibited. Per the June 6 announcement, protocols regarding re-opening places of worship will be reviewed by an Inter-Faith Council. The ban on political and social gatherings, to include bars, is extended for an additional 30 days. Wearing a face mask in public is mandatory.

     

    Source: UNHAS [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/eb77c55d-fbca-4670-9c2d-18e154a19666/] [https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm] [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening] [https://ke.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]

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    08.06.2020
  • Kenya UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights.

    International restrictions:

    All incoming and outgoing international passenger flights are suspended until further notice. The Kenyan government affirms that evacuation flights organised by foreign governments for their citizens will still be permitted. Kenya’s borders with Somalia and Tanzania are closed to passenger traffic and those ferrying automobiles across the borders until at least 15 June. While cargo vehicles are exempt from the measure, truck drivers are required to undergo mandatory health screening for COVID-19. Those coming into the country must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government designated facility at their own expense.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide curfew from 19.00 to 05.00 has been extended by the authorities until at least 6 June; essential sectors remain exempt from the measure. No movement in or out of the capital Nairobi, as well as Kilifi, Kwale, Mandera and Mombasa counties is permitted during this time. Police controls have been put in place to ensure compliance with the movement restrictions. No entry and exit movement is permitted into and out of the Eastleigh area in Nairobi and Mombasa’s Old Town until 21 May (closure of markets and restaurants in both areas). A ban on movement in or out of Kilifi, Kwale, Mandera Mombasa and the capital Nairobi is in place until at least 6 June. All people should acquire a mask and wear it when in public. Nakuru CBD has been put on lockdown. The governor of Murang’a has banned incoming travellers from other counties. Residents exiting or travelling within Murang’a will be questioned on the necessity of their journeys to reduce non-essential movement. Markets have been closed indefinitely in Gakoe, Gatukuyu, Jamhuri, Kamwangi, Kiambu and Madarak counties. In Homa Bay, roadblocks are in place on all primary routes into the county, and health officials are conducting screenings on those entering. Similar checkpoints are in place in Naivasha (Nakuru), though primarily targeting Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).

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    21.05.2020
  • Kenya Kenya closes borders to Somalia and Tanzania to curb spread of COVID-19; curfew extended by 21 days (Reuters, 16.05.2020) UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights.

    International restrictions:

    All incoming and outgoing international passenger flights are suspended until further notice. The Kenyan government affirms that evacuation flights organised by foreign governments for their citizens will still be permitted. Kenya’s borders with Somalia and Tanzania are closed to passenger traffic and those ferrying automobiles across the borders until at least 15 June. While cargo vehicles are exempt from the measure, truck drivers are required to undergo mandatory health screening for COVID-19.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide curfew from 19.00 to 05.00 has been extended by the authorities until at least 6 June; essential sectors remain exempt from the measure. No movement in or out of the capital Nairobi, as well as Kilifi, Kwale, Mandera and Mombasa counties is permitted during this time. Police controls have been put in place to ensure compliance with the movement restrictions. No entry and exit movement is permitted into and out of the Eastleigh area in Nairobi and Mombasa’s Old Town until 21 May (closure of markets and restaurants in both areas). A ban on movement in or out of Kilifi, Kwale, Mandera Mombasa and the capital Nairobi is in place until at least 6 June. All people should acquire a mask and wear it when in public. Nakuru CBD has been put on lockdown. The governor of Murang’a has banned incoming travellers from other counties. Residents exiting or travelling within Murang’a will be questioned on the necessity of their journeys to reduce non-essential movement. Markets have been closed indefinitely in Gakoe, Gatukuyu, Jamhuri, Kamwangi, Kiambu and Madarak counties. In Homa Bay, roadblocks are in place on all primary routes into the county, and health officials are conducting screenings on those entering. Similar checkpoints are in place in Naivasha (Nakuru), though primarily targeting Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).

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    18.05.2020
  • Kenya Flights to Kenya are suspended. – This does not apply to: – aircraft in state of emergency; – operations related to humanitarian aid, evacuation, medevac, repatriation and diplomatic flights approved by appropriate authorities. 2. Flights exempted from the suspension must express their intention in writing to KCAA before departure. 3. Airline crew are required to self isolate at the designated airport hotels for the duration of their rest period. 4. Approved flights must provide a completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs. The Kenyan government affirms that evacuation flights organised by foreign governments for their citizens will still be permitted. UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights.

    Internal restrictions:

    A countrywide curfew is in place. People are required to stay in their homes or accommodation from 19.00 to 07.00 (local time), with exceptions for those in essential sectors. No movement in or out of the Nairobi metropolitan area permitted during this time. Police controls have been put in place to ensure compliance with the movement restrictions. No entry and exit movement is permitted into and out of the Eastleigh area in Nairobi and Mombasa’s Old Town until 21 May (closure of markets and restaurants in both areas). Lockdown for Kilifi, Kwale, Mandera and Mombasa county. Marsabit county has also closed its borders. All people should acquire a mask and wear it when in public. Nakuru CBD has been put on lockdown. The governor of Murang’a has banned incoming travellers from other counties. Residents exiting or travelling within Murang’a will be questioned on the necessity of their journeys to reduce non-essential movement. Markets have been closed indefinitely in Gakoe, Gatukuyu, Jamhuri, Kamwangi, Kiambu and Madarak counties. In Homa Bay, roadblocks are in place on all primary routes into the county, and health officials are conducting screenings on those entering. Similar checkpoints are in place in Naivasha (Nakuru), though primarily targeting Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).

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    13.05.2020
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