What you need to know before travelling to Kenya from South Africa

Posted by Zimasa Katamzi on 14 April 2021

According to Go2Africa, Kenya is open for international travel and all countries are allowed to fly into the country. However, domestic flights into and out of the zoned areas of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu, and Nakuru are not operating until further notice.

What you need to know before travelling to Kenya from South Africa

Upon arrival in Kenya, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate conducted no longer than 96 hours before their departure from their home country. This negative PCR test certificate will generate a Trusted Travel (TT) code which you will get after you’ve created a TT account.

To enter the country body temperatures need to be below 37.5°C, and if there has been a reported COVID-19 case on a flight, all passengers who were seated within two rows of the infected passenger will need to quarantine at designated airport hotels.

It is mandatory that all travellers arriving in Kenya fill-in the Travellers Health Surveillance Form provided by the Ministry of Health. After filling the form in passengers will receive a QR code and will be required to display it to a Port Health Official to proceed to immigration.

Once you’ve entered the country make sure to follow the basic social distancing and sanitising protocol.

Kenyan Airways resumed international flights on 1 August 2020 and all in and out-bound passengers need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate conducted 72 hours before boarding their flight.

All passengers aboard any Emirates flight require a negative COVID-19 certificate, obtained no later than 96 hours prior to flight departure.

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