Kenya and Covid – International Travel

Kenya and Covid – International Travel


Update: all domestic flights in and out of the zoned areas of Nairobi, Kajiabo, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru are not operating until further notice.

For more information, please visit the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.

What are the entry requirements for Kenya?

1. A negative PCR based COVID19 test carried out within 96 hours before travel.

2. A completed Travelers Health Surveillance Form must be presented on arrival. The forms must be filled out online prior to departure by clicking here.

3. For those passengers traveling out of the country, they will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the destination country. PCR testing is widely available in Kenya and our reservations team can organise the test for you to be carried out at your preferred location.

4. Effective 1st January 2021, all passengers arriving into Kenya are required to obtain a visa before boarding their flight. The e-visa can be obtained by visiting this website.


What is the situation like on the ground?

The key protocols for anyone travelling to Kenya to be aware of are as follows:

1. Everyone must wear face masks in public places and for all domestic travel

2. There is a strict maintenance of health measures in public places including hand basins outside restaurants, shopping centres, hotels and lodges to ensure regular washing of hands with soap and water/sanitizers and social distancing must be adhered to at all times

3. There is a national curfew of 8pm to 4am (those arriving on late flights are excluded from this) in the following counties – Nairobi, Nakuru, Machakos, Kiambu and Kajiado. For all other counties the curfew is from 8pm until 4am.

4. All Bars and restaurants have been closed although takeaways are allowed.

Booking Terms

We have adjusted our booking terms for all reservations and cancellations as of 28th January 2021, please click here if you have not already received a copy of these.

All of our properties are offering extended stay discounts and have both complimentary and available wifi should anyone have to work during their stay, click here to view these special offers.

Borana Conservancy

Elephants on Borana Conservancy

Lions on Borana Conservancy

Borana Lodge is steeped in history and style. Located at the heart of Borana Conservancy, Kenya’s newest and most successful rhino sanctuary, Borana Lodge is set against a beautiful hillside with an organic design and panoramic views. In 2007, the Dyer family, who founded Borana Lodge, made a conscious and important decision to commit all retained earnings from the commercial activities on Borana Conservancy to supporting the increased costs of conservation.

The Lodge was established in 1993 as one of the original small eco-lodges in East Africa. It has since been the prime economic driver that has enabled Borana Conservancy to secure vital habitat for endangered species.

At a time in our history when Rhino poaching was at its worst and sanctuaries were closing, we committed additional secure habitat for Rhino and to underwrite all core conservation costs long into the future.

By staying at Borana Lodge you are making a direct contribution to conservation, allowing us to continue on our truly sustainable journey, committing all profits to securing conservation integrity.

Stay for 5 nights, or more and get 10% off the total cost of your accommodation.

Under Canvas Safaris

The SCC team can arrange for a light weight mobile camp to be set up just for your group. The camp can be moved around the Northern Rangeland Trust in conservancies such as Melako, Sera, Masabit and Biliqo Bulesa where no other tourists will be.  You will experience big game and wildlife encounters all to yourselves.


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