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section type iconCovid restrictions

🟡 Open to international travelers with restrictions

All travelers need to show proof of:

  • COVID-19 vaccination or

  • A negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours).

Travelers that don't have proof of vaccination or a negative test will have to take a rapid antigen test on arrival (at their own cost - $30). Those who test positive will have to take an additional PCR test ($50) and self-isolate in a hotel.

Where can I get a PCR or antigen test within 24 hours?

PCR tests are widely available in the country’s major hospitals (Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi Hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi West) and private laboratories (Lancet, International Organization for Migration). Tests taken at private hospitals are around $100, while government hospitals charge around $50. Test results are typically available within 24 – 96 hours depending on the laboratory.

If you need a pre-travel Rapid Antigen test, you can also go to the MOH Port Health facility at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and have the results uploaded to the Trusted Travel platform. You won't need an appointment, and the payment is made through M-PESA: Kenya's mobile app money transfer service.

Can I get vaccinated here as a foreigner?

Yes. You need to bring your passport to the COVID-19 vaccination centers. Keep in mind that supplies are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis, with no booking required.

section type iconVisa information

Here is a list of countries that can enter Kenya without a visa. Other travelers will need to obtain a Kenyan e-visas before departure. Here are the different ones you can apply through their government website:

  • Single entry tourist visa: 90-day visa valid for 3 months, can be extended to additional 90 days.

  • Multiple-entry tourist visa: 90-day visa valid from 3-12 months.

  • East African Tourist Visa: A joined tourist visa for Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.

  • 5-Year multiple entry visa: Unfortunately, this visa is only available to citizens of the United States.

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