Best Wishes for the New Year. Please find below our first Travel Update for 2021. There continues to be many changes and updates to travel restrictions globally as countries constantly review their individual strategies to deal with Covid-19. Please reach out to us with any questions on current or future travel.
DIGITAL VERIFICATION OF COVID-19 PCR TEST RESULTS
Kenya is now implementing a digital verification process for all inbound travellers and outbound travellers to those countries that require a Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Result.
The Government of Kenya has partnered with the African Union, Africa CDC as well as Panabios to implement an online system to authenticate COVID-19 PCR test results that a traveller presents in line with the requirements set out by the Trusted Travel Initiative.
Once a traveller’s PCR Test Result meets the exit and entry requirements for Kenya and their destination of travel, they can then be issued with a Trusted Travel Code, that can be verified by the airlines and Port Health Officials. The traveller will receive an SMS from Panabios as well as an email from the laboratory that they visited and/or from [email protected] with a link to generate their Trusted Travel Code.
The Ministry of Health asserts that all COVID-19 Laboratories in Kenya have been on boarded on this new platform. Therefore effective 11 January 2021, the digital verification of PCR test results is now a requirement for all travellers arriving in Kenya and also those departing Kenya whose destination of travel requires a negative Covid-19 Certificate.
Travellers coming into Kenya from countries that haven't implemented the Trusted Travel Initiative will use a tool provided by the UNDP-supported Global Haven Partnership (www.globalhaven.com) to authenticate their PCR test results, and Covid-19 vaccination certificates. Please be aware that this process only applies for countries that require a negative Covid -19 Certificate.
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