International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Vatican City to Kenya.

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Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
1.17
Decreased by0.46
at 12/3/2021
Vaccinated
8.76%
Increased by0.75%
at 12/2/2021
Return Status

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

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

Start Date
12/31/2020
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Travel Purpose
TourismBusinessTransitMedical
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 Arrival
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US Embassy for Kenya
Start Date
Changed
Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Travel Purpose
TourismBusinessTransitMedical
Description

Travelers, including those in transit, are required to complete the traveler's Health Surveillance Form online before departure.

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Start Date
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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Asymptomatic travelers that do not test positive during their on arrival test are not required to quarantine on arrival in Kenya.

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Travelers are required to self report symptoms within the first 14 days in Kenya.

Start Date
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Mandatory

Health screening on arrival

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Description

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

Start Date
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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 and on public transportation.

Start Date
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Kenya.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
1.17
Decreased by0.46
at 12/3/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
12.00%
Increased by-0.10%
at 5/4/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
8.76%
Increased by0.75%
at 12/2/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
4,819,028
Increased by413,140
at 12/2/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.09
Decreased by0.25
at 12/1/2021

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

Local Guidelines

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
Checked
12/4/2021

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

Status
Operating
Severity
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Public transport, including private vehicles and taxi services, is operating at full capacity. A traveler health surveillance form is required on arrival. This form can be accessed through the 'Jitenge' app or at https://ears.health.go.ke/local_airline_registration/

Restaurants

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place.

Bars

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open with social distancing measures in place.

Nightclubs

Status
Unknown
Severity
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We have been unable to verify guidelines relating to nightclubs.

Shops

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
More Details
Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing.

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