Can Americans travel to Kenya?

Yes, Americans can easily travel to Kenya now. The Kenya COVID entry requirements are simple. All you just need a valid passport, a visa, and a negative COVID test taken 96 hours before arrival.

You will also need to to fill out the Travelers Health Surveillance Form by the Ministry of Health in Kenya. Forms must be filled online via the shared link prior to disembarkation. Passengers will receive a QR code after completing the form and will be required to display it to the Port Health Official for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

Kenya Covid requirements as of Sep 16 2020

  • International flights resumed as of 1 August 2020; 
  • All arriving passengers on international flights whose body temperature is NOT above 37.5°C (99.5°F); do not have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms; have negative PCR based COVID-19 test carried out within 96 hours before arrival into Kenya and are from countries considered low to medium risk COVID-19 transmission areas shall be exempt from quarantine;
  • Travelers from countries on this list will be exempt from quarantine.  Please note that US citizens do not need to quarantine if they have a negative COVID test per above.
  • The nationwide curfew remains in place between 2100 and 0400, for a period of 30 days from 26 August 2020; 
  • A selection of restaurants have reopened, with social distancing measures in place, and are permitted to operate until 8 pm, however, they are not permitted to serve alcoholic beverages; 
  • A selection of hotels have reopened, with the sale of alcoholic beverages permitted in all food and beverage facilities of the hotels;
  • Travel by road, rail, and air has resumed throughout the country; 
  • A selection of restaurants have reopened, with social distancing measures in place, and are permitted to operate until 8pm for a period of 30 days from 26 August 2020;
  • Face masks are to be worn by all people at all times in public places; 
  • Vehicles must carry only 50% of their passenger capacity; 
  • Temperature checks will continue to be conducted in public places; and 
  • Social distancing of 1.5 m (6 ft) apart is required at all times.

What is the arrival like in Kenya?

Check out out the video explaining the new COVID procedures at the Nairobi Airport.

What happens if I get sick on Safari?

IF you get sick whilst on safari in Kenya, with suspected COVID-19,  your AMREF Maisha tourist cover allows a telephone consultation with the 24 Hr. doctor on call. AMREF reserves the right, in conjunction and consultation with the relevant public health authorities, to authorise an evacuation flight in one of AMREF’s COVID-19 equipped planes to the nearest appropriate medical facility. (Please do remember that if admitted to a medical facility, all costs need to be covered by your travel and or health insurance)  

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