The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has issued new COVID-19 travel requirements as follows:
THIS NOTICE IS ISSUED WITH EFFECT FROM 18th MARCH 2022.
A. GENERAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENT
1. All travelers arriving into Kenya through any point of entry must have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination. The following categories of travelers are exempt from the requirement:
a. Travelers with medical conditions precluding vaccination. Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner detailing the medical reason precluding vaccination.
b. Travelers who have recovered from an active COVID-19 infection or received convalescent plasma in the preceding 90 days. Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner showing that the person may have recovered from an active infection in the preceding 90 days.
c. Returning unvaccinated Kenyans who have difficulty accessing vaccines in their current country of residence. Such persons must be prepared to be vaccinated immediately upon arrival and must register for vaccination on Chanjo-Ke platform before departure. Proof of registration shall be required before entry in to the country.
2. All travelers coming to Kenya who are fully vaccinated shall be exempt from the requirement of a PCR test.
3. All eligible unvaccinated travelers arriving at any port of entry into Kenya, must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before departure regardless of the route of entry. Children below the age of five (5) years are exempt from this requirement.
4. Unvaccinated travelers arriving at any point of entry shall be subjected to rapid antigen test at their own cost of 30 USD .Any person who test positive on antigen RDT will be subjected to PCR test at their own further cost of 50 USD and self-isolate. Travelers below the age of five (5) years are exempt from this testing requirement.
5. There will be no paper verification of COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates upon arrival into Kenya. Airlines should ensure that all travelers have uploaded both documents into global haven before boarding via www.globalhaven.org
6. Operating crew are exempt from COVID-19 test when on a layover between flights. They must adhere to COVID-19 protocols from airport to hotel/residence and back to airport.
7. All travelers arriving at any port of entry into Kenya will be required to fill the passenger locator form on the ‘jitenge’ platform. Airlines are advised to allow passengers onboard to use paper passenger locator forms whenever the “jitenge” platform may be down. Port health officers shall clear passengers upon arrival into Kenya.
8. Passengers travelling out of Kenya will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the destination country.
9. Pre-departure testing may be considered at the discretion of any of the airlines departing from or terminating in Kenya.
10. All travelers to countries requiring antigen testing hours before travel will be required to undertake pre-travel rapid antigen test at the MOH Port Health facility at the airport and the results uploaded to the Trusted Travel platform.
The Ministry of Health has amended the vaccination requirements for entry into Kenya, effective immediately, as follows:
- All travelers arriving in Kenya through any point of entry must have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination.
- The following categories of travelers may be exempted from providing a vaccination certificate upon arrival into the country:
- Children below eighteen (18) years are exempted from the vaccination requirement
- Travelers with medical conditions precluding vaccination- risk of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, persons with a history of myocarditis or pericarditis, and other such condition for which vaccination is contraindicated. Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner detailing the medical reason precluding vaccination.
- Travelers who have recovered from an active COVID-19 infection or received Convalescent plasma in the preceding 90 days.Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner showing that the person may have recovered from an active infection in the preceding 90 days.
- Returning unvaccinated Kenyans who have difficulties accessing vaccines in their current country of residence. Such persons must be prepared to be vaccinated immediately upon entry and must register for vaccination on Chanjo-Ke platform through the link https://portal.health.go.ke/ before departure. Proof of registration shall be required before entry into the country.
- All incoming travelers will be required to upload both negative COVID-19 PCR test results conducted within 72 hours of travel and the COVID-19 vaccination certificates onto the Global Haven program of the Trusted Travel platform. The site can be accessed through www.globalhaven.org and following the prompts.
Please find this and more information in the document from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) with updated travel requirements and the list of countries exempt from quarantine upon arrival by clicking on KCAA UPDATED ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO KENYA 16.01.2022.pdf
Information to all Kenyans.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has developed content sets on tax and customs matters to support both the diaspora and returning residents to improve tax compliance and has issued a document with information on the two main topics below. Please refer to KRA Tax and Customs Information for Kenyans in the Diaspora.pdf
- Household Goods and Personal effects for returning residents
- First arrivals
- Left Hand Drive Vehicles for Returning Residents
- Diplomatic Status
- Requirements for travelling across Kenyan borders by road with a personal car
- How to Import?
- Income Tax Resident Individual Filing
- How to register for a PIN?
- How to file?
- Other benefits in employment income
- Payment Registration
- Guidelines for Students and Senior Citizens
The KRA has also established the following communication channels for use by Kenyans in the Diaspora to enhance customer experience:
Tel: +254202815103, +254202815119
Kenya Government is committed to serving its Diaspora effectively!
2021 Jamhuri Day Message by Amb (Dr.) Cleopa Mailu, EGH, Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN, Geneva
Please use the link below for access:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register /WN_l FOUQ-ZcSUyfqzhOuk9HiA
The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has updated the travel requirements for passengers flying to Kenya and the list of countries exempt from quarantine upon arrival. Please find the information in the document linked below:
TENDER – PROPOSED HAZARD ANALYSIS CRITICAL CONTROL POINT (HACCP) COMPLIANT ULTRA-MODERN TUNA FISH HUB
The State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy of the Republic of Kenya has advertised for the following tender:
Tender Reference Number: MOALF&C/SDFA&BE/01/2021-2022
Tender Name: PROPOSED HAZARD ANALYSIS CRITICAL CONTROL POINT (HACCP) COMPLIANT ULTRA-MODERN TUNA FISH HUB AT LIWATONI, MOMBASA COUNTY
Interested parties are invited to submit their tenders (in physical form only) to:
State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and The Blue Economy,
P.O. Box 58187 – 00200, NAIROBI
If you plan to travel to or from Kenya, please refer to the Guide-on-the-Digital-verification-of-Covid-19
The guide details the step-by-step process of certificate verification for travellers to Kenya and lists the authorised laboratories in Kenya to issue certificates for travel.