International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Kenya From El Salvador is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Kenya. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Start Date
1/1/2021
Changed
7/20/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results before arrival

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Description

Travelers, including those in transit, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 96 hours before arrival in Kenya.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 96 hours Before Departure
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US Embassy for Kenya
Start Date
8/1/2020
Changed
7/20/2021
Mandatory

Electronic visitor visa

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Description

To visit Kenya for Business or Tourism, you require a visa. An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive at immigration, you will be asked for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have proper documentation.

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Sherpa
Start Date
4/27/2021
Changed
6/30/2021

On Arrival

Mandatory

Temperature screening on arrival

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Description

Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival in Kenya.

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US Embassy for Kenya
Start Date
8/1/2020
Changed
7/20/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in public places and where social distancing is not possible.

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UK Embassy for Kenya
Start Date
4/5/2020
Changed
7/20/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Kenya.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
10.87
Decreased by1.58
at 7/22/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
12.00%
Increased by-0.10%
at 5/4/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
1.94%
Increased by0.01%
at 7/22/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
1,042,455
Increased by6,834
at 7/22/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.10
Increased by-0.02
at 7/21/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

A nationwide curfew is in effect between the hours of 10 pm to 4 am. Public and political gatherings are not permitted. In hotspot zones, the curfew in place is between the hours of 7 pm and 4 am and gatherings are prohibited. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
Last Checked
7/22/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in all public spaces, on public transport, and when social distancing rules cannot be respected.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transport, including private vehicles and taxi services, may operate with strict limits to capacity in place to allow for social distancing.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open until 10 pm with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars offering food are open until 7 pm with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing. Business hours are subject to curfew restrictions.

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