Kenyan travellers and visitors who have been in or transited through Kenya in the previous ten days cannot enter the UK.
This travel advisory, however, will not affect British and Irish origin and third-country nationals with residence rights in the UK arriving in England from Kenyan territory, who will be required to quarantine in a hotel, beginning April 9th, 2021.
Different rules apply for arrivals into Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Kenyan areas considered high risk
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) has also advised against all but essential travel to areas within 60km of the Kenya-Somali border, Garissa County, Lamu County (excluding Lamu Island and Manda Island), areas of Tana River County north of the Tana river itself within 15km of the coast from the Tana river down to the Galana (Athi-Galana-Sabaki) river as well as the remainder of Kenyan territory based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
UK citizens travelling to Kenya will need to obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus, and complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.
If one is returning to the UK from overseas, they will need to provide their journey and contact details before travelling, check if they need to self-isolate on return.
If the UK’s return journey transits another country, one should check whether it is subject to a travel ban or any other additional requirements.
Tourists (domestic and international) who were in different parts of Kenya, and needed to go back home via Nairobi, were able to travel by road to Nairobi until Sunday 28 March.
The last trains to Nairobi departed at 3 pm on Monday 29 March with domestic flights running until 6 pm, after which rail and domestic flights to Nairobi were suspended.
The UK has warned its citizens that terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Kenya.
It said there is a heightened threat of terrorism, including terrorist kidnappings, across Kenya. Attacks, including terrorist kidnappings, could target Westerners, including British nationals.
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