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Travelling to Kenya post-COVID-19: here’s what you need to know

By 11th August 2020News
  1. Those wishing to visit Kenya as a tourist or any other purpose who require visas to enter Kenya can now apply for the Kenya visa online through the following link: This online application is highly recommended due to this global pandemic.
  2. All arriving passengers on international flights whose body temperature is NOT above 37.5° C (99.5°F); do NOT have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms; have negative PCR based COVID – 19 test carried out within 96 hours before travel and are from countries considered low to medium risk COVID – 19 transmission areas shall be exempt from quarantine.

List of countries identified and announced yesterday from which travellers will be exempt from quarantine include:

  • Canada
  • South Korea
  • Namibia
  • Uganda
  • China 
  • Rwanda
  • Morocco
  • Japan
  • Zimbabwe
  • Ethiopia
  • Switzerland
  • The United States of America (except for California, Florida and Texas;
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Italy
  1. Passengers arriving on flights after the curfew, with a valid Air Ticket and Boarding Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their hotels and/or residences;
    Drivers should have evidence that they have come from the Airport to drop or pick up passengers;
  2. Passengers departing on flights after the curfew, with a valid Air Ticket and Boarding Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their departure airport;
  3. Air Operators shall provide guidance material to passengers regarding the application of the preventive measures on board;
  4. Where physical distancing cannot be guaranteed because of the seat configuration or other operational constraints, the crew members will make constant on-board announcements reminding passengers to adhere at all times to all the other preventive measures including strict hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette and should wear a surgical face mask. In addition and in such cases other measures such as cabin recirculation air filters will be put in place; and
  5. Working jointly with Airports Authority and Kenya Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works is reviewing frequency and timing of flights to facilitate physical distancing
  6. The following form will need to be filled out prior to guests stay at Cottar’s: Cottar’s Safaris COVID-19 Guest Declaration Form
  7. New protocols at Cottar’s: Cottar’s Safaris COVID-19 Procedures
  8. Our full and detailed Terms & Conditions. To be read, agreed to and returned to Cottar’s before agents may proceed with booking any of Cottar’s Safaris properties, or signed directly by the client if the booking is direct.
  9. New 4Ps Offer
  10. All guests to have Flying Doctors (Medivac) coverage.
  11. Magical Kenya Tourism and Travel Health and Safety Protools for the ‘New Normal’