Current travel advisories for Kenya

Last Update: Tuesday, 27. October 2020 at 08:26

Please reconsider your need to travel to Kenya.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.4 / 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 9 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.0 / 5

Kenya shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.1), Uganda (3.7), Tanzania with (3.6) and Ethiopia with (3.5 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 49,997 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 920 reported deaths associated with the disease in Kenya.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

Austrian government

Quelle: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/kenia/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Kenia.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

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. 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..

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:
Reconsider 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Kenya due to COVID-19.     Kenya has resumed flight options and business operations.  Land borders are open to commercial trucks. Other improved conditions have been reported within Kenya. 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: 4

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Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/kenya/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

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 ikke-nødvendige rejser til Kenya som følge af COVID-19. Den danske ambassade i Nairobi har de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i Kenya. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen i Kenya via den danske ambassade i Nairobi, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedierne. Du bør også downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten. Du kan læse mere om coronavirus/COVID-19 hos Sundhedsstyrelsen og Statens Serum Institut. Du bør altid følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd til forebyggelse af smittespredning og vores rejseråd i en tid med COVID-19. 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: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Danish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel..

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
International flights have resumed into and out of Kenya. Earlier visa rules allowing you to stay in Kenya after your visa expired ended on 14 September. You need to make arrangements to leave Kenya within 14 days of your visa expiring or apply for a resident permit or pass. If you travel to Kenya despite our advice, you'll need to complete an online health surveillance form and have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken 96 hours before you arrive. You may also need to quarantine at your own expense, depending on where you're travelling from. Measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 are being strictly enforced. Non-essential movement is restricted. There is an overnight curfew between 11pm and 4am. You must wear a face mask in public. We advise: Do not travel to Kenya.  

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?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Kenya. The risk index is at 3.4 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Kenya?

We currently know of 9 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 4.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.1), Uganda (3.7), Tanzania with (3.6) and Ethiopia with (3.5 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!