KCAA announces new Covid-19 travel regulations

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) says all travelers arriving into Kenya through any point of entry must have a certificate of Covid-19 vaccination.

In a statement, KCAA said these regulations apply to all, with an exemption of travelers with medical conditions precluding vaccination.

The Authority said such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner, detailing the medical reason precluding vaccination.

Meanwhile, all fully vaccinated travelers coming to Kenya, shall be exempt from the requirement of a PCR test.

Elsewhere, eligible unvaccinated travelers arriving at any port of entry into Kenya must be in possession of a valid Covid-19 negative PCR test certificate, conducted within 72 hours before departure regardless of the route of entry.

Children below the age of five years are exempted from this requirement.

For the unvaccinated travelers arriving at any point of entry, shall be subjected to a rapid antigen test at their own cost of Sh3,000.

Any person who tests positive on antigen RDT will be subjected to PCR test at their own further cost of Sh5,000 and self-isolate.

KCAA further added that there will be no paper verification of Covid-19 test results and vaccination certificates upon arrival in Kenya.

“Airlines should ensure that all travelers have uploaded both documents into global haven before boarding via www.globalhaven.org.”

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