COVID-19 Protocols & Entry Requirements

International Travel Status

Open - Kenya reopened its borders to international guests on 1 August 2020.

Access into Kenya

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Moi International Airport, Wilson Airport and all other airports are open. All land borders are open too.

Entry Requirements

  • All travelers entering Kenya will be required to present a negative PCR certificate from a test taken within 96 hours before departure. They are required to verify the test results and receive a Trusted Travel (TT) code that they will present to Port Authorities on arrival. Click here for instructions.
  • All children below the age of 5 years are exempted from the COVID-19 negative PCR test to enter Kenya.
  • It is now a mandatory requirement for all passengers arriving in Kenya to fill in the International Travelers Health Surveillance Form by the Ministry of Health. Forms must be filled online via this link prior to disembarkation. Passengers will receive a QR code after completing the form and will be required to display it to the Port Health Official for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.
  • All travelers to Kenya are encouraged to obtain online visas via Visa on arrival has completely been phased out.  
  • Kenya does not require COVID-19 testing before departure, however the country is verifying COVID-19 certificates for departing guests where it is required by transit airports and destination countries. Passengers are advised to visit authorized laboratories to take a COVID-19 RT PCR test and be issued with a Trusted Travel (TT) code that can be verified by airlines and Port Health Authorities. Click here for instructions.
  • Click here to check out the latest travel updates from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.
  • Face masks are compulsory when out in public and physical distancing of 1.5 meters must be followed.

COVID-19 Testing


Jomo Kenyatta International Airport: Rapid testing required by KLM is done at the Trade Centre inside JKIA. Cost: USD 29 per person. Results received in 20 minutes. Guests should arrive at the airport 4 hours before their departure flight.

Express testing: Express testing delivered in 6 hours. Needs to be book at least 12 hours in advance. Cost: USD 200 per person. Payment via mobile money transfer or cash only. Open every day 24 hours a day. Results are delivered in 4 to 5 hours and can be taken in our vehicle upon arrival at Wilson Airport.

Amref Flying Doctors Wilson: Online booking form & registration: Cost: USD 60 per person. Cash, Mobile money transfer or Card accepted. Open Monday – Friday 08:00 to 15:00.


Lancet Mara Lab: Bookings should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Cost: USD 80 per person. Facilitation fee: USD 25 per person. 

Transport: Transmara West (Olonana): USD 80 | Mara North conservancy: USD 100 | Olare Motorogi / Naiboisho conservancies: USD 200. Can be split between the group.

Payment: Cash or Mobile money transfer only.

Test is returned within 12 – 48 hours.


Lancet Nanyuki Lab: Bookings should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Cost of test: USD 80 per person. Facilitation fee: USD 25 per person

Transport: Loisaba: USD 200 | Ol Pejeta: USD 80. Can be split between the group.

Payment: Cash or Mobile money transfer only.

Test is returned within 12 – 48 hours.

We are only acting as a facilitator to assist guests who are booked on a safari with us to acquire their COVID-19 test. All testing is carried out by third parties with no association or affiliation to us and we are not liable or responsible for any issues, delays or problems encountered during the testing process or the performance or non-performance of the testing facilities.


Please note: The above information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy and the information and detail change regularly. Please always check travel restrictions both in your home country and the destination you are travelling to before you book and before travel.

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