Vacation in Kenya during COVID-19: Current travel information and entry regulations for German vacationers as well as an overview of the current corona development in Kenya.

Are you currently planning a trip to Kenya? Or maybe in the end of the year, when it will be significantly colder again in Germany than it is now in August? Then you should definitely read the current entry regulations and travel advice that apply to German citizens when entering Kenya. And of course also note the fact that provisions can change at short notice at any time. After all, nobody can predict the future development of COVID-19, neither the corona development in Germany nor in Kenya.

Current corona situation in Kenya

Kenya is currently at the beginning of a 4th corona wave and has around 1,200 to 1,500 new infections every day. Nationwide there is a nightly curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., which was recently extended to some counties in western Kenya and is now from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

Corona hotspots are currently the major cities of Nairobi (including neighboring counties), Kisumu in the northeast of the country on Lake Victoria and the coastal region around the port city of Mombasa. And of course the west of Kenya, where the night curfew has currently been extended by three hours.

So far, Kenya has more than 200,000 confirmed infections and over 4,200 deaths. The situation in hospitals has been tense and even tricky for several months, as there is not enough medical oxygen and ventilators across the country.

Tourist attractions as well as the national parks in Kenya are open to visitors. In some cases, the entrance fees have been reduced.

Quarantine & Corona negative list

A 14-day quarantine applies when entering Kenya. Kenya is working with a negative list. If you come from a country that is on the negative list, such as Germany at the moment, the 14-day quarantine does not apply. However, like all other travelers entering Kenya, German citizens need a negative PCR test. This must not be older than 96 hours before departure.

People whose body temperature is more than 37.5 degrees Celsius when entering Kenya, usually Nairobi or Mombasa, or who have symptoms similar to COVID-19, have to go into a 14-day quarantine.

Important additional note: This regulation also applies to people who were sitting in the two rows of seats in front of or behind such a person with corona symptoms on the plane.

In addition, all passengers must fill out the so-called “Travel Health Surveillance Form” online before entering Kenya and show a generated QR code on arrival.

Federal Foreign Office: Follow travel and safety information for Kenya

Click on the following link to get to the website of the Federal Foreign Office and the overview of the currently valid travel and safety information. The currently valid corona entry regulations are also published here.

Current travel and safety advice for Kenya

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