TRAVEL TO KENYA
We are delighted to announce that Kenya has removed the PCR Covid-19 test requirement for entry for ALL fully vaccinated travelers. Here is a link to the latest Kenya general travel requirement issued on 11, March 2022. In Summary:
- All passengers coming to Kenya who are fully vaccinated shall be exempt from the requirement of PCR tests.
- All passengers arriving into Kenya through any point of entry must have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination. The following categories of travelers are exempt from the requirement:- a) Travelers with medical conditions precluding vaccination. Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner detailing the medical reason precluding vaccination. b) 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.
- All 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 (5) years are exempt from this requirement.
- Unvaccinated travelers arriving at any point of entry shall be subjected to rapid antigen test at their own cost of 30 USD. Any person who tests positive on antigen RDT will be subjected to a PCR test at their own further cost of 50 USD and self-isolate. Travelers below the age of five (5) years are exempt from this testing requirement.www.globalhaven.org. There will be no paper verification of COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates upon arrival into Kenya. Travelers should ensure that they have uploaded their vaccination certificate into global haven/panabios before boarding via
TRAVEL TO NAMIBIA
Fantastic news, Namibia has finally dropped the PCR entry test requirement for all fully vaccinated travellers!Word for word from the presidential address (grammar disclaimer!): “Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to produce a negative PCR test result upon arrival at a Namibian Points of Entry, but are instead required to present an authentic, valid vaccination card at Point of Entry.” The presidential address did not mention the Trusted Travel app, but for now we recommend that all travellers register and upload their vaccination record to this before they travel. This enables them to create a certificate with QR code which they can print off and keep in case immigration ask for it. This rule change is valid from 17th March 2022. We await the full government gazette outlining the specifics of this rule change with regards to under 18’s, and whether fully vaccinated means boosted etc., this should be published tomorrow. Wearing of masks in public is no longer madatory, but is recommended in close settings such as indoor public meetings. Physical distance of no less than 1m must be maintained between persons at all times.