Kenya

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas. Find more details on official websites.

Pre-entry clearance formTravelers might be required to fill out the pre-travel clearance form. Fill the form on official website.

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What is the COVID situation in Kenya?

+95 New COVID cases in Kenya
0 New COVID deaths in Kenya
5.23% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 25 October 2021

Basic facts about Kenya

Kenya is a large country located in Eastern Africa. The capital of Kenya is Nairobi and the most spoken language is English. The national currency in Kenya is Kenyan shilling (KES).

What taxi apps are available in Kenya?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Kenya.

You can use Uber in 2 cities: Mombasa, Nairobi. Bolt is available in 49 cities of Kenya.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate. See the full list of cities where Bolt operate.

Practical information

Kenyan shilling (KES)Official currency
1 EUR~127.51 KES
1 USD~112.7 KES

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Kenya?

There is one common plug type used in Kenya:

Type G 240 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Kenya?

Currently, citizens of 43 countries can enter Kenya without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Kenya?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Kenya.

Data last reviewed on: 25 October 2021

Is it safe in Kenya?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On November 22, 2021, the risk level for Kenya was changed to Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution.

Emergency phones in Kenya

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Kenya?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

The import duty free allowance shall be granted only to passengers who have attained the age of 18.

Alcohol

  • 1L of spirits or 2L of wine

Tobacco

  • Cigarettes, cigars, cheroots, cigarillos, tobacco and snuff not exceeding in all
    250 grammes in weight

Data last reviewed on: 25 October 2021

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