2022 Covid Blog: Kenya

COVID Travel Requirements: Kenya

Requirements at a glance...

  • Type of test(s) needed before departure: N/A
  • Other pre-departure tasks: Verify your COVID vaccine card here (at least 1 week before departure).
  •  Complete the Trusted Travel form hereIt’s best if you complete this before and have it printed at the airport. For all flight information you can get that on your Portal, besides your seat number, which you can put N/A. 

Keep reading for more important details:

We know you’ve probably had a few questions about COVID-19 testing and regulations during your trip. This blog will help answer those questions, and outline exactly what you need to know before you leave.

Should I quarantine before I go?

We strongly suggest that you self-quarantine one week prior to your trip to help ensure you don’t get COVID before entering the country. 

Do I need to get tested before I leave?

No. Kenya’s travel restrictions allow for vaccinated persons to show their vaccine card as an entry requirement, along with a QR code that you need to register at least one week before you leave for your trip. There is more information below, but you can apply using this website.

Where should I take my test?

If you’d like to test before your trip, you’re welcome to get tested anywhere that provides approved tests: pharmacies, doctor’s offices, testing companies, etc. For same day testing options, refer to the link below:

If I get a positive test result before my trip, can I get a refund?

As stated when you registered, there will be no refund for your current trip if you test positive or are unable to acquire a negative result before departure (see our COVID Response page for more information).

Will I have to take any more COVID tests once I'm on my trip?

No COVID Test is required upon arrival. 

COVID Vaccine Requirements?

The Covid-19 vaccine is required for all 2022 HXP participants. You will need to bring your physical vaccine card with you on your trip. Do not laminate or modify your vaccine card in any way.

If you are not fully vaccinated or bring a counterfeit vaccine card you will not be allowed on your HXP trip. 

Do not laminate your vaccine card, it may not be accepted.

Are there any other COVID requirements?

Incoming Travelers are required to have a QR code for a completed Travelers Health Surveillance Form which they can access from here.  

You’ll also need to verify your COVID vaccine with a QR code verified through Global Haven. Make sure to print this QR code so you can show it to the airport. 

What happens if I test positive while on my trip?

If you test positive for COVID-19 while on your trip, you will be required to quarantine at your own expense . We recommend obtaining health insurance to cover this potential cost, in case you test positive while in-country. 

You've got this!

Now take a deep breath. This may seem like a lot to figure out, but we’ll have you out serving on your trip without any issues.

With love, 

Your HXP Team