The president of Kenya has announced that Kenya will be reopening for international tourism as of August 1, 2020. This includes the lifting of all internal travel restrictions as well.
Not to mention the exotic and rich wildlife itself, Kenya has so much to offer. The beautiful African landscapes, unimaginable wildlife, and equatorial Indian ocean coastline. Kenya is definitely a doorstep to some of the world’s most incredible national parks.
Here’s all the latest information that you need to know before you fly to the safari capital of the world.
Who Can Travel To Kenya?
Kenya announced that ALL international flights entering and departing will resume by August 1, 2020. So if your passport is eligible to enter Kenya with or without a visa, then you’re good to go. Keep in mind there are limited flights to many parts of the world at this time.
What Are The Requirements To Enter Kenya?
All passengers entering Kenya are required to present a negative COVID-19 result. The test result should be valid for entry if produced no more than 7 days before the arrival.
Is There a Mandatory Quarantine?
There is no mandatory quarantine for arriving passengers unless they are symptomatic. Passengers may be subject to quarantine restrictions if any other passengers within two rows of their seats appear symptomatic.
Passengers are exempted if their temperature is below 37.5°C. Or if a passenger does not have a persistent cough, difficulty breathing, or other flu-like symptoms.
Other Health Protocols
- A curfew from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am will remain in place for an additional 30 days.
- Everyone who goes outside is required to wear a mask.
- All the bars are closed until further notice.
- There will also be no sales of alcoholic drinks and beverages in eateries and restaurants throughout Kenya.
- Places of worship may open in conformity with applicable health guidelines.
The president of Kenya said that any trends that signal a worsening of the pandemic, Kenya will have no choice but to return to the lockdown.
For now, travelers are welcome back to see the wildlife and beauty of all that is Kenya.