Travel Measures For All International Passengers Arriving In Kenya In The Wake Of Covid – 19

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His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya directed that International Air Travel would resume on 1st  August, 2020 and instructed the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works to developProtocols to ensure the safety of travellers.

The Ministry in consultation with relevant stakeholders prepared a Protocol for Air Travel Operations during the Covid-19 Public Health Crisis. The protocol seeks to provide guidelines to ensure that air travel remains safe during the pandemic for both domestic and international flights.

The Provisions of the Protocol are as follows: –

  1. Travellers health service form must be filled and submitted prior to travel. The online form can be accessed from the Ministry of Health website at https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration the Jitenge moh app. Please note that the form is COMPULSORY for all Kenyans and Non-Kenyans entering the territory of Kenya.
  2. All arriving passengers on international flights shall be exempted from quarantine if:-
  • The body temperature is NOT above 37.5° C (99.5°F);
  • They do NOT have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms;
  1. And have a negative COVID – 19 certificate based on RT-PCR test carried out within 96 hours before arriving in Kenya.
  2. Passengers who do not have a negative COVID-19 PCR test will be returned by the airline to the embarkation point or, if approved by Port Health, the passenger may enter into mandatory quarantine at the airline’s expense at government designated facilities.

All guests MUST at all times wear face masks covering their nose & mouth and maintain social distance at the airport for all formalities (Check-in / Boarding etc) and during their stay in Kenya

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