There is no doubt that Kenya is the uncontested “Safari Capital of the World”, In fact, the country is home to a number of incredible National Parks & Game Reserves, and it is arguably the place where the phrase ‘Hakuna Matata’ (no worries) originated from thus embodying the national attitude; where smile is the most valuable currency.
To help you plan your holiday to Kenya, you can get in touch with one of our Kenya specialists who can help you plan your bespoke safari as well as advise you further on what you need to know about travelling to Kenya in the ‘new normal’ in the event you have need further clarification apart from the listed points below :
1. What are the current entry requirements for Kenya?
All passengers must have a negative PCR result not older than 96 hours from the date the test is taken till your arrival to be allowed entry into Kenya. All passengers will also be screened on arrival for Covid symptoms.
2. Will I need to Quarantine in Kenya before I can enjoy my Holiday? If so, how long?
Obviously, you’ll not be required to quarantine on arrival if you do not show any symptoms of COVID-19 symptoms, however, you are required to complete a mandatory COVID-19 Travelers Health Surveillance Form online submitted prior to travel even if transiting. A QR code will be provided upon submission of the form which must be presented to the port health officials in order to be allowed to proceed to Immigration. Passengers that do not have a negative COVID-19 test will be returned by the airline to their embarkation point or if approved by Port Health, may enter into mandatory quarantine at government designated facilities (which also include an approved list of hotels.
3. Are there any Restriction on what I can do and where I can Visit in Kenya?
Currently, Kenya has a nationwide curfew in place between 22:00 and 04:00 that is effective up to March 12, 2021. All tourists are required to take the expected to follow social distancing and hygiene measures.
4. What Policies has Kenya put in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19?
The government of Kenya in collaboration with various private stakeholders have implemented a number of prevention measures including the mandatory wearing of face coverings and maintaining social distance to curb the spread of COVID-19. Most hotels, lodges, and restaurants have also reopened, with increased health and safety measures in place. Face masks must be worn at all times in public places.
5. Will I need to quarantine on my return?
The requirement for the number of days of self-isolation on your return depends on your country of origin. For instance, you must self-isolate for 5 days if you are entering the UK from any foreign country except Ireland or unless you have a valid exemption.
Cheers & Stay Safe!