As most countries worldwide, Kenya is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as well. Kenya has been so far successful in containing the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the measures the country introduced in March. As part of the measures, international flights were suspended for several months. Though active COVID-19 cases are still increasing in Kenya, the spreading of the virus seems to be well contained. As a result, the country started to reopen its economy gradually.
As part of the reopening, Kenya adopted health and hygiene protocols for tourism operation, e.g. for safaris, hotels, lodges, restaurants, airports, etc. , and has been awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) “Safe Travel Stamp”. International flights also resumed from Aug 1, 2020.
International visitors are now welcome to the country. However, there are certain measures travelers need to comply with. These measures include negative PCR test for arrivals, 14-day quarantine for certain passengers, wearing facemasks all over the country in public places, thermal screenings and washing/sanitizing hands in several places. Curfew from 9.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m. is still in place and selling alcohol is limited for take-away (in shops) and checked-in clients (in hotels).
For more information about COVID-19 measures in Kenya please see our article International flights and COVID measures in Kenya.