On Friday 12 March 2021, the government of Kenya made several key changes to Kenya’s measures against the COVID-19 pandemic. The nationwide curfew remains in force for further 60 days effective from 12 March while the timings remains unchanged 10pm-4am.
During this time, everyone must stay at home or indoors. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 10pm 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 10pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers from the airports during curfew hours.
The list of approved states can be accessed here https://www.kcaa.or.ke/quarantine-exempted-states. As this list is regularly updated we advise citizens to check it.
All passengers must complete a mandatory COVID-19 Travellers 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 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).
Effective 1 January 2021, Kenyan entry visas will be exclusively issued electronically, with passengers required to obtain their e-visas before departure. Those travelling can apply for single entry and transit visas on the e-visas website. More information on the Visa Requirements can be found at this site
In light of the eased COVID-19 related travel restrictions and resumption of international travel, the Kenya Directorate of Immigration Services announced lifting of an earlier amnesty on stay in the country effective from 14th September 2020. Visitors must leave the country before expiry of their visas OR apply for the required Permits or Passes to regularize their stay in the country, if not Section 53(1) J of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act (2011) will take effect.