Traveling to Kenya in The New Normal
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 a smile is the most valuable currency.
To assist you in planning your trip to Kenya, contact one of our Kenya experts, who can assist you in planning your bespoke safari as well as provide additional details on what you need to know about traveling to Kenya in the ‘new normal’ if you require additional clarity beyond the points mentioned below:
1. What are the current entry requirements for Kenya?
To be allowed entry into Kenya, all passengers must have a negative PCR result that is less than 96 hours old from the time the test was taken until their arrival. On arrival, all passengers will be checked for Covid symptoms
2. Will I need to Quarantine in Kenya before I can enjoy my Holiday? If so, how long?
If you do not have any signs of COVID-19, you will not be asked to quarantine upon arrival; however, even if you are transiting, you must complete a mandatory COVID-19 Travelers Health Surveillance Form online prior to travel. After submitting the form, a QR code will be produced, which must be submitted to port health officials before proceeding to Immigration. Passengers who do not have a negative COVID-19 test will be returned to their embarkation point by the airline, or if approved by Port Health, will be put in mandatory quarantine at government-designated facilities (which includes a list of approved hotels).
3. Are there any Restrictions on what I can do and where I can Visit Kenya?
There are no covid-19 restrictions in the country. All visitors are expected to observe social distancing and hygiene precautions.
4. What Policies has Kenya put in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19?
To combat the spread of COVID-19, the Kenyan government, in partnership with various private stakeholders, has introduced a range of preventive steps, including the mandatory wearing of face coverings and maintaining social distancing. Most hotels, lodges, and restaurants have reopened as well, with additional health and safety precautions in place. In public areas, face masks must be worn at all times.
5. Will I need to quarantine on my return?
The number of days of self-isolation needed upon your return is determined by your country of origin. For example, if you are entering the UK from any country other than Ireland or whether you have a legitimate exemption, you must self-isolate for 5 days.
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