Trraveler drawing - Photo:Ingrid Asp / ASD
Ingrid Asp / ASD

Kenya - New travel requirements for inbound and outbound passengers

From 11th January 2021, the Government of Kenya requires all persons departing Kenya to have a negative RT PCR COVID-19 test and an associated Trusted Travel code. Persons travelling into Kenya must also verify COVID-19 test results through the Trusted Travel Initiative or Global Haven partnership to guarantee entry.

Travel to Kenya:

All travellers must verify their RT PCR COVID-19 test before entering Kenya. Countries that have the Trusted Traveller (TT) will receive a code that will be used to generate a TT certificate.

If you are coming from a country that does not have Trusted Travel then you must upload your certificate to Global Haven. This system allows you to directly upload your Test Certificate in order to generate a Travel Code (TC) when travelling from countries where TT codes are not yet being issued by laboratories. This feature helps persons with hardcopy test results generate a TC with ease. The system has inbuilt mechanisms of identifying forgeries and fake certificates. Here you can find a step-by-step guide on using Global Haven to verify your results.

Travel from Kenya:

All travellers departing Kenya will be expected to have the TT code with their test results. Travellers must visit an approved laboratory to take the test and from 9th January no laboratories are permitted to issue COVID-19 certificates without TT codes. After testing, you will receive an SMS from PanaBIOS or an email from both the lab and PanaBIOS with a link that will guide you on how to generate the TT code and the TT certificate. Be aware to check your spam folder in case the email communications from the laboratory or PanaBIOS goes there.