New Conditions for Travelers to Kenya During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

  • 3 years ago

    All travelers entering or departing Kenya must present a digitally-verified negative COVID-19 test.

    Arriving travelers:
    Starting January 11, 2021 all inbound travelers must obtain a negative COVID-19 certificate in accordance with the Trusted Traveler (TT) electronic verification system, ( and the PanaBios system ( This is a digitization of the usual negative COVID-19 certificates that are already required for travelers who are entering Kenya. ARRIVING travelers from countries yet to onboard the Trusted Travel Initiative will use a tool made available through the UNDP-supported Global Heaven partnership ( for the Covid-19 test results and vaccine certificates verification.


    Please read Guide for Inbound Travelers to Kenya to learn how to verify your COVID-19 test result.


    Departing travelers:
    Starting on January 11, 2021, outgoing travelers must obtain a negative COVID-19 certificate in accordance with the trusted Traveler (TT) Initiative ( and the PanaBios system (

    Travelers who intend to depart Kenya must first visit an authorized laboratory (according to the government of Kenya, all PCR COVID-19 testing laboratories are now part of the TT system), obtain a PCR COVID-19 test with a negative result, and be issued with a TT code that can be verified by airlines and immigration authorities. The traveler will receive a text message (SMS) from PanaBios as well as an email from the testing laboratory and/or from with a link to guide the traveler on how to generate a Travel Code at If the test results meets Kenya’s exit requirements, a Travel Code is issued to the traveler online.