Travel Update Dec 23 2021

 TRAVEL UPDATE

23rd December 2021

COVID-19 VACCINATION CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENT TO ENTER KENYA

Below are guidelines issued by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, which take place effective immediately.
1. All passengers arriving into Kenya through any point of entry must have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination. Travellers below the age of eighteen (18) years are exempt from this requirement.
2. All passengers coming to Kenya must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate. The validity of the test has however been reduced from 96 hours to within 72 hours before departure regardless of the route of entry. Children below the age of five (5) years are exempt from this requirement.
3. There will be no paper verification of COVID-19 Test Results and vaccination certificates upon arrival into Kenya. Travellers are required to have uploaded both documents into Global Haven before boarding via www.globalhaven.org
4. All travellers will be expected to fill the traveler's locator form and submit before travel to http://bit.ly/covid19moh and thereafter submit daily health information to 'jitenge' platform for 14 consecutive days
5. Passengers travelling out of Kenya will require a COVID 19 vaccination certificate. In addition, they will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the destination country
6. All Travellers originating their travel or transiting through the following countries will be required to undergo a free arrival rapid antigen test at point of entry.

1) South Africa 2) Botswana 3) Zimbabwe 4) Malawi 5) Eswatini 6) Lesotho 7) Namibia 8) Mozambique 9) Zambia 10) Malawi 11) Ghana 12) Nigeria

Members are further urged to note that no Traveller will be granted an exemption from the above requirements (PCR and Covid-19 Certificate) for purposes of leisure travel. In case of any other emergency travel, an application for exemption can be made through the Secretariat to the Health Authorities.

Emirates Update

As per directive from Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), all air transport services with inbound and transit passenger movements to the emirate of Dubai from any point in the Republic of Kenya are temporarily suspended up to and including 24th December.
Customers will not be accepted for travel on Emirates flights at Nairobi during this time. Outbound passenger operations from Dubai to Nairobi remain unaffected.


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