REF. Ref. No. KELA/ADM/34/VOL.I/ (78)

Following the global emergence of the new COVID-19 Variant-B.1.1.529 (Omicron) as a highly transmissible variant of concern, different countries have instituted varied travel restrictions to limit and control the transmission of the diseases. 

To minimize the risk of importation of the Omicron variant of concern into Kenya, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kenya in consultation with the National Emergency Committee on Coronavirus (NERC) introduced a number of mitigation measures.

All travellers arriving into Kenya through any point of entry must have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination. 

All incoming travelers will be required to upload both negative COVID-19 PCR test results conducted 72 hours of travel and the COVID-19 vaccination certificates onto the Global Haven program of the Trusted Travel platform. The site can be accessed through and following the prompts. 

The following categories of travelers may be exempted from providing a vaccination certificate upon arrival into Kenya: –

  1. Children below 18 years are exempted from the vaccination requirement
  2. Travelers with medical conditions precluding vaccination- risk of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, persons with a history of myocarditis or pericarditis, and other such condition for which vaccination is contraindicated. Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner detailing the medical reason precluding vaccination.
  3. Travelers who have recovered from an active COVID-19 infection or received Convalescent plasma in the preceding 90 days. Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner showing that the person may have recovered from an active infection in the preceding 90 days.
  4. Returning unvaccinated Kenyans who have difficulties accessing vaccines in their current country of residence. Such persons must be prepared to be vaccinated immediately upon entry and must register for vaccination on Chanjo-Ke platform before departure. Proof of registration shall be required before entry into country.


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