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Travel Requirements and Documentation

Travel Requirements and Documentation

 

  1. Visas

Visa requirements for Kenya

The Government of Kenya has fully automated the issuance of Visa with effect from 1st January 2021. In this regard, all passengers travelling from countries that require a visa to enter Kenya will be required to apply, pay and obtain an e-visa prior to entry into Kenya. The Republic of Sudan, the Republic of South Sudan and the Islamic Republic of Iran are exempted from the requirements of online visas. Residents in these three countries can apply for a manual visa at the Kenya Embassies in Khartoum, Juba and Tehran. However, the visa must be obtained before travelling to Kenya.

Applying for the e-Visa can be done in 3 easy steps:

  1. Go to http://evisa.go.ke/ and create an account
  2. Fill the application form and pay the required fee
  3. Once the application is approved, you can download your e-visa PDF file.

Processing visa applications by the government of Kenya takes up to 72 hours. We, however, recommend that you make an application at least 7 working days prior to travel to give plenty of time for the application process to be completed. Please note that Single Entry Visas are valid only for 90 days after the date of issue.

For further information on immigration requirements in Kenya, please visit www.immigration.ecitizen.go.ke/ or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Visa requirements for Tanzania

Any visitor into Tanzania from a country requiring a visa is required to obtain an e-visa before entry. Visa on arrival is possible but can cost you valuable time, and you may end up missing your connecting flight, we recommend that you obtain the visa in advance.

You can apply for an e-visa by the following steps:

  1. Go to eservices.immigration.go.tz and start the new visa application
  2. Fill in all required details and attach the required documents for the Visa

*You will get an email with User Identification Number 

  1. Pay the required fees
  2. Submit application and wait for a response.

The Tanzanian authority allows you to make a visa application six months in advance before the date of your trip. Tourist visas allow you to stay in the country for 30 days.

For further information on immigration requirements in Tanzania, please visit www.immigration.go.tz or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Visa requirements for Uganda

Any visitor into Uganda from a country requiring a visa to gain entry may obtain their visas online or from the embassies of their home countries. You should give yourself sufficient time to apply for a visa and make sure when applying, the start date and validity covers the period you wish to travel.

For online application of Visas:

  1. Go to visas.immigration.go.ug and choose application type.
  2. Fill the application form, attach any required documents and pay the applicable fee.
  3. Submit
  4. Await approval and down the e-visa.

Uganda is one of the countries covered by the new East Africa Tourist Visa, and can therefore benefit those visiting Kenya and Rwanda on the same trip. The visa is valid for 90 days and is multiple entries – it is available online or from embassies abroad.

Further information on immigration requirements in Uganda, please visit www.immigration.go.ug/ or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

  1. Passport Validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

 

  1. Covid-19 Policy

Kenya: All passengers arriving in or transiting through Kenya must have a negative PCR COVID-19 certificate for a test conducted 96 hours prior to travel. The full list of quarantine exempt countries can be found here https://kcaa.or.ke/quarantine-exempted-states.

All travellers arriving in Kenya must also complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form before their arrival, even if only transiting.

Outgoing travellers must similarly obtain a negative COVID-19 certificate in accordance with the trusted Traveler (TT) Initiative and the PanaBios system if their transit or destination country requires it.  Travellers who intend to depart Kenya must first visit an authorized laboratory, obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test, and be issued a TT code verified by airlines and immigration authorities. Follow this guide to obtain the TT code.

Tanzania: Travellers flying from Kenya to Tanzania will be expected to have a Valid Negative COVID-19 PCR Certificate with Trusted Travel (TT) Code. Travellers must provide proof of this negative COVID-19 test performed within 96 hours prior to boarding their flight. One must first visit an authorised laboratory, obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test, and be issued a TT code verified by airlines and port health authorities. Here is a guide to obtaining TT code.

The Government of Tanzania has exempted all nationals of the 14-day mandatory quarantine. However, all arriving passengers must undergo a temperature screening, upon which Covid-19 symptoms of COVID-19 are assessed. If showing any signs, they will be required to quarantine at a government-designated facility, at their own expense.

If you are travelling from Tanzania, you might be required to take a COVID‑19 PCR test before arrival or departure depending on the requirements of your airline and destination.

Uganda: On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 120 hours before boarding the aircraft.

Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health Authorities.

Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda.

Exemption: Infants aged three and under are exempt as long as the accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.

Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 120 hours before travel. The 120 hours begin on the day the sample is collected for testing.

 

  1. Yellow Fever

Kenya: The Republic of Kenya requires travellers from a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission to have a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate. This applies to travellers 1 year of age and older coming from - or who are in airport transit for more than 12 hours within.

Tanzania: Yellow fever immunization is mandatory for travellers arriving from countries with the risk of yellow fever transmission. These travellers must provide proof of yellow fever vaccination.

For more information on this, please visit https://moh.go.tz/en/yellow-fever-entry

Uganda: All travellers to the Republic of Uganda MUST have a valid Yellow Fever Immunization card.

Exemption: Any traveller less than 9 months or older than 60years who cannot undertake the yellow fever vaccination needs to consult a medical practitioner before travel and carry with them a medical letter of exemption.

 

  1. Ebola Screening

Kenya: Ebola screening is done for all passengers in and out of Kenya via the Kisumu International Airport.

For Airkenya, this only applies to our passengers from Masai Mara to Entebbe via Kisumu and back.

Uganda: All travellers into and out of Uganda shall undergo a mandatory Ebola screening at the Entebbe International Airport.

 

 

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