Kenya Travel Update May 2021

June 2, 2021 - 3 minutes read

Dear Safari Partners,

The Government of Kenya has amended the entry requirements for all travellers arriving in Kenya.

Please take note of the travel updates below for Kenya:


  • All arriving passengers aged 5 years and older 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 a negative PCR based COVID-19 test carried out within 96 hours before travel and are from countries listed in section D on this list, shall be exempt from quarantine;
  • All arriving passengers below the age of 5 years are not required to have a negative PCR based COVID-19 test;
  • Departing passengers whose airline or destination country requires a negative PCR based COVID-19 test are required to utilize the Trusted Travel website (or Global Haven if the test certificate is from a jurisdiction where Trusted Travel is not available), following testing, travellers will receive an SMS and/or email from PanaBIOS with instructions on how to generate a Travel Code from to be approved by airlines and immigration authorities on departure;
  • All passengers traveling to Kenya are required to obtain their visas online via;
  • The following conditions shall apply to all arriving passengers from the United Kingdom:
    • All arriving UK Citizens (both resident in Kenya and non-resident), irrespective of their route of travel to Kenya shall be subject to 14-day mandatory quarantine on arrival at a government facility at their own cost;
    • All non-UK citizens traveling to Kenya from the United Kingdom, irrespective of their route of travel to Kenya shall be subject to 7-day self-isolation on arrival;
  • International flights continue to operate as normal;
  • Domestic scheduled flights and private charters continue to operate as normal throughout Kenya;
  • Restaurants and bars continue to operate as normal throughout Kenya;
  • Hotels continue to operate as normal throughout Kenya;
  • A nationwide curfew remains in place between 2200 and 0400 throughout Kenya, until further notice;
  • Face masks are to be worn by all people at all times in public places;
  • Temperature checks will continue to be conducted in public places; and
  • Social distancing of 1.5 m apart is required at all times.

We will continue to monitor the situation throughout East Africa and endeavor to update you as soon as changes are made.

The Cheli & Peacock Safaris Team