When travelling to Kenya, it is now mandatory for one to have a certificate reflecting negative status for COVID-19 96 hours before arrival into the country. In case the validity of the test is beyond the requirement for the traveler’s destination (i.e. Kenya), it is mandatory to re-test according to the compliance of our country.
For direct connections to an onward flight, COVID-19 protocols will be applicable at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. All guests transiting Kenya must have a negative PCR COVID Certificate. In case the passenger has a long transit with a stopover in Kenya, the PCR COVID-19 test certificate should be valid for 96 hours from the date the test is taken until arrival at the transit destination – Kenya and to the final destination as per the COVID requirements for arriving passengers.
Countries exempted from quarantine are updated on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authorities (KCAA) website. Use this link for the latest information.
However, in case an individual traveler has symptoms such as a fever that is above (37.5 C / 99.5 F), and other COVID-like symptoms, Port Health Services present at the airport will handle the traveler in accordance to public health protocols. Note: the above countries will be updated periodically.