Kenya recently allowed international air travel to resume and has updated its entry restrictions.

Key Points:

  • International air travel resumed on Aug. 1.
  • Travelers arriving on international flights who meet all the following conditions are not required to undergo mandatory quarantine upon arrival:
    • Body temperature does not exceed 37.5°C (99.5°F).
    • Does not have a persistent cough, breathing difficulty or additional flu-like symptoms.
    • Has a negative test result certificate from a COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 96 hours before traveling.
    • Is traveling from low to medium-risk COVID-19 countries.
  • Travelers arriving from the following countries are also exempt: Canada, China, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Qatar, Rwanda, South Korea, Switzerland, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States (but not California, Florida or Texas).
  • Passengers who are required to enter quarantine will do so at government-designated facilities or at home, subject to prevailing guidelines.
  • A curfew from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. is in effect. Passengers arriving or departing Kenya during curfew hours will be allowed to proceed if they have a valid plane ticket and boarding pass.
  • Departing passengers must follow the destination country’s travel, health and COVID-19 requirements.

Background: Kenya first restricted international travel in March and shortly thereafter suspended all international flights until further notice.

Analysis & Comments: The resumption of international flights means employers who wish to send their employees to Kenya may now do so, though they must follow the travel and entry protocols described above. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

Rest of World Source: Deloitte. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), its global network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL does not provide services to clients. Please see to learn more. Deloitte Legal means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms or their affiliates that provide legal services. For legal, regulatory and other reasons, not all member firms provide legal services. This includes Deloitte Tax LLP in the United States which does not provide legal and/or immigration advice or services. This communication contains general information only, and none of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, its member firms or their related entities (collectively, the “Deloitte network”) is, by means of this communication, rendering professional advice or services. Before making any decision or taking any action that may affect your finances or your business, you should consult a qualified professional adviser. No entity in the Deloitte network shall be responsible for any loss whatsoever sustained by any person who relies on this communication. © 2020. For information, contact Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.