Current travel advisories for Kenya

Last Update: Friday, 16. April 2021 at 08:18

Please reconsider your need to travel to Kenya.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.9 / 5

Kenya is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with around 38 million citizens and a land mass of 582,650 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.3 / 5

Kenya shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Tanzania (4.2), Uganda (4.2), Sudan with (4.1) and Ethiopia with (3.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 145,670 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 2,348 reported deaths associated with the disease in Kenya.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/kenya

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/kenya

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Cypriot government

Quelle: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/KE

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Undvik att resa i närheten av gränsen mot Somalia i nordöstra Kenya och till kusten i norr. Rekommendationen är att undvika resor som inte är absolut nödvändiga till öarna Lamu och Manda. Till Nairobis slum kan man inte bege sig utan särskilda säkerhetsåtgärder eller med en pålitlig researrangör. Risk för terrorism förekommer i hela Kenya. Var vaksam och följ med nyheterna.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/KE

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Reduce Travel to the necessary minimum..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/kenya

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
New restrictions are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Movement is prohibited in or out of the counties of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru. These counties, declared a ‘disease infected area’, are subject to an 8pm – 4am curfew and additional restrictions on worship, sporting activities and operations of bars and restaurants. The curfew in the rest of Kenya remains 10pm – 4am. Adhere to restrictions and follow the advice of authorities. Monitor the media for latest developments on COVID-19. We advise: Do not travel to Kenya.  

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/kenya-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Kenya due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Kenya due to crime, terrorism, health issues, and kidnapping.  Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Kenya due to COVID-19.     International flights are still operating, though limited. Internal flights are restricted, and road and rail transportation are limited geographically and by curfew. Most businesses are operating, but with significant restrictions on the dining and entertainment sector. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Kenya. Do Not Travel to: Kenya-Somalia border and some coastal areas due to terrorism. Areas of Turkana County due to crime. Reconsider Travel to: Nairobi neighborhoods of Eastleigh and Kibera at all times due to crime and kidnapping. Be especially careful when traveling after dark anywhere in Kenya due to crime. Violent crime, such as armed carjacking, mugging, home invasion, and kidnapping, can occur at any time. Local police are willing but often lack the capability to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents and terrorist attacks. Emergency medical and fire service is also limited. Terrorist attacks have occurred with little or no warning, targeting Kenyan and foreign government facilities, tourist locations, transportation hubs, hotels, resorts, markets/shopping malls, and places of worship. Terrorist acts have included armed assaults, suicide operations, bomb/grenade attacks, and kidnappings. Due to risks to civil aviation operating in the vicinity of the Kenyan-Somali border, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM). For more information, U.S. citizens should consult Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Some schools and other facilities acting as cultural rehabilitation centers are operating in Kenya with inadequate or nonexistent licensing and oversight. Reports of minors and young adults being held in these facilities against their wills and physically abused are common. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. Read the country information page.    

Danger level: 5

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Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/kenya/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle rejser til hele Kenya for at minimere risikoen for smittespredning med nye COVID-19 varianter. Vi fraråder dermed også erhvervsrejser, men med visse undtagelser. Information om lokale restriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav kan findes hos den danske ambassade i Nairobi. Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde dig, når du kommer hjem fra en udenlandsrejse på coronasmitte.dk. Rejseklar og Danskerlisten Du bør downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten, så modtager du information direkte fra os, hvis der sker større ændringer i indrejserestriktionerne, eller hvis rejsevejledningen skifter farve. Andre sikkerhedsrisici Hvis du rejser til Kenya, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed og udvise stor forsigtighed pga. en høj risiko for kriminalitet og terror. Du bør være særligt forsigtig, hvis du rejser til følgende områder pga. risikoen for kriminalitet: Coast Province (den sydlige del af Tana River-distriktet), den nordlige og centrale del af Eastern Province (Moyale, Isiolo, Marsabit) og den nordlige del af Rift Valley Province (Turkana, Samburu og den nordlige del af Laikipia). Nationalparkerne Samburu, Buffalo Springs og Shaba, nord for byen Isiolo, er beliggende inden for de områder, der er nævnt ovenfor. Hvis du vælger at besøge disse nationalparker, bør du ikke rejse på egen hånd. Benyt kun lokalt anerkendte og veletablerede rejsearrangører. Undgå at rejse, når det er mørkt. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i nationalparker i Kenya. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til kysten inden for 150 km fra grænsen til Somalia og den øvrige del af North Eastern Province, herunder til Mandera, Wajir og Garissa. Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge områderne. Vi fraråder alle rejser til grænseområdet til Somalia og til kysten nord for øen Lamu til grænsen til Somalia. Der er risiko for terrorangreb og kidnapning. Der er en meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 38 million
Covering landmass
582,650 km²
Electricity
240V - 50Hz
Currency
Shilling (KES)
ISO 2-Letter Code
KE
Phone prefix
+254
Top Level Domain
.ke
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Kenya (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Kenya.

Is Kenya safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Kenya. With a risk index of 3.9 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Kenya?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for Kenya.

What countries does Kenya share land borders with?

Kenya shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Tanzania (4.2), Uganda (4.2), Sudan with (4.1) and Ethiopia with (3.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!