Kenya & Tanzania have been awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) ‘Safe Travel Stamp’ in recognition of the standardised global health and hygiene protocols that the governments and private sectors have put in place. You can rest assured that the respective Tourism Sectors is taking every necessary precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and give guests a warm but safe welcome.
To put your mind at ease we’d like to let you know what to expect every step of the way as you embark on your journey to Kenya or Tanzania.
Prior to Departure
Negative PCR based COVID-19 test
All incoming visitors over 5 years of age are required to present a negative PCR based Covid-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of departure from the country of origin. Children under 5 years old are exempt. Direct transit time to Kenya/Tanzania is not counted as part of the 72 hours. It is our recommendation to get the test done as close to departure time as possible (allowing time to receive results before the flight departs) in case of flight delays from your home country.
In addition to the negative PCR certificate, it is necessary to digitally verify your test through the Trusted Travel Initiative
Please check your airline’s specific COVID-19 certification requirements and follow their guidelines for outbound and return flights.
Once your safari is booked, we urge you to take every necessary precaution to avoid contracting COVID-19. Please be socially responsible for your actions and health prior to travel.
COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate(Kenya)
From 21st December 2021, all incoming visitors over 18 years of age are required to present a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination. This requirement will apply at all points of entry into Kenya. Travellers below the age of eighteen (18) years are exempt from this requirement.
Traveller’s Health Surveillance Form
All arriving passengers are required to complete an online Traveller’s Health Surveillance Form from the Ministry of Health in Kenya https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ and Ministry of Health Tanzania https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/#/home for Passengers will receive a QR code after completing the form which they must display to the Port Health Official before proceeding through immigration.
Please ensure you have travel insurance for your safari and check that your health provider covers you for any health-related hospital admission, including COVID-19, whilst in Kenya/Tanzania.