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The High Commission of the Republic of Kenya in South Africa wishes to notify members of public wishing to travel to Kenya of the following updated COVID-19 requirements: All travellers arriving into Kenya through any point of entry must have
a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination. Travellers below the age of 18 years are exempted from this requirement with effect from 21st December, 2021 and later extended to begin 4th January, 2022. In view of the above and in order to facilitate travel into the country, the Ministry of Health has considered and amended the vaccination requirements so that the following categories of travellers may be exempted from providing a vaccination certificate upon arrival into the

a) Children below 18 years are exempted from the vaccination requirement.

b) Travellers with medical conditions precluding vaccination-risk of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, persons with a history of myocarditis or pericarditis, and other such condition for which vaccination is contraindicated. Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practioner detailing the medical reason precluding vaccination.

c) Travellers 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 practioner showing that the person may have recovered from an active infection in the preceding 90 days.

d) Returning unvaccinated Kenyans who have difficulties accessing vaccines in their current country of residence. Such persons must be prepared to be vaccinated immediately upon entry and must register for vaccination on Chanjo-Ke platform before departure. Proof of registration shall be required before entry into the country.

All incoming travellers will be required to upload both negative COVID-19 PCR test results conducted within 72 hours of Travel and the COVID certificates 19 vaccination certificates onto the Global Haven program of the Trusted Travel platform.The site can be accessed through and follow the prompt.