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Notice: Updated COVID-19 Measures For Travellers to Kenya

The Kenya High Commission in Kigali wishes to convey new Covid-19 preventive measures aimed at preventing importation of new Covid-19 variants into Kenya. 

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kenya has rolled out stringent measures that include a digital system for verification of Covid-19 test results christened “Trusted Travel”. Through this platform, airlines and Port Health Authorities are able to validate test results of travellers.

A person intending to travel to Kenya must visit an authorized laboratory in the country of departure for Covid-19 PCR test and acquire a Covid negative certificate. The traveller is required to visit for guidance on uploading the test results (see attached travel guide part 2).

Upon arrival at the airport, travellers in the country are required to provide a digital Covid-19 certificate for validation. Airlines are encouraged to confirm traveller’s compliance prior to boarding. Any traveller who will not have complied will not be cleared for entry into the country, and will be the responsibility of the concerned airline.

The High Commission further wishes to inform that in addition to the above, travellers are also required to submit their Traveller’s Health Surveillance form online through the “Jitenge” platform prior to disembarking. Travellers can download the Jitenge app on Google Play Store or access the forms online by typing “Jitenge MOH” on any browser; or through the link (, and complete the online registration form. Upon registration into the platform, the traveller will be issued with a QR code that should be presented at the health desk upon arrival into the country. They are also expected to self-monitor and report daily on the same platform for fourteen (14) days while in Kenya.


28TH APRIL, 2021

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