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Kenya Travel Restrictions

5.74% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 5.63% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Kenya.

Kenya entry details and exceptions

Most travelers can enter Kenya, but there are restrictions. Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival in Kenya.


Outgoing travel to KenyaTravelling from New Zealand to Kenya

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departing to Kenya.

Details and exceptions

Travelers including those in transit, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 5.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Kenya.

Details and exceptions

Asymptomatic travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Kenya.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Travelers, including those in transit, are required to complete the traveler's Health Surveillance Form online before departure.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Kenya

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Kenya must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Kenya will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Kenya.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Kenya with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Kenya with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Kenya is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Kenya are open. Bars in Kenya are open.