Covid Requirements for Kenya


1. All travelers above the age of 12 years arriving into the country through any point of entry
will be required to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR
test conducted not more than 72 hours before departure.

NB: Vaccination means having received the prescribed doses of specific vaccine latest shot
at least fourteen (14) days before arrival (not including the day of vaccination).

2. Travelers below the age of twelve (12) years shall be exempt from the requirements of a
vaccination certificate or Pre departure PCR test.

3. Any traveler above the age of twelve (12) arriving at any point of entry with no proof of
vaccination or a PCR test or those with flu-like symptoms shall be subjected to a rapid
antigen test at their own cost of 30 USD. Any person who tests positive on antigen RDT will
be subjected to entry PCR test at their own further cost of 50 USD and self-isolate as per
MOH guidance on isolation.

4. Any traveler arriving at any port of entry into Kenya with flu-like symptoms will be required
to fill the passenger locator form on the ‘jitenge’ platform: and to undergo rapid antigen test at own cost
regardless of age or vaccination status. If positive on antigen test they will be required to
undergo a COVID-19 PCR test own cost.

5. Passengers traveling out of the country, will be required to abide by the particular travel,
health and COVID-19 related requirements of the transit and destination country.

6. Pre-departure RDT or PCR testing may be considered at the discretion of any of the airlines
departing from or terminating in Kenya.

This information is updated regularly, for latest information. please visit this link:


Covid Requirements for Tanzania

Traveling to and from Tanzania during Covid-19

The information on this page will be updated periodically as requirements and protocols change. Date of last update: 13/May/2022. The information below summarizes the content of Travel Advisory No. 10 as of March 17, 2022

All full time Access 2 Tanzania safari guides have been vaccinated against Covid-19

Traveling to Tanzania

Tanzania requires filling out a Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form within 24 hours prior to arrival. Follow this link: (this site is currently under maintenance as of 29/April. If you encounter this message prior to travel, you do not need to fill out the form in advance of arrival.) Once completed the traveler will receive a completion notification containing their Unique Health Code (UHC) which they will present upon arriving. If arriving directly onto Zanzibar, please use this link instead.

  • Fully Vaccinated Travelers are exempt from both RT PCR and Rapid Antigen Test requirements. Travelers will be required to present a valid vaccination certificate with QR code for verification at initial departure airport and upon arrival. The only accepted vaccines are those which have been approved by the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
    • If your vaccine card does not have a QR code you can use a program such as VaxYes to get a digital version of your vaccination card with a QR code on your mobile device.
  • Not Fully Vaccinated, unvaccinated and those not eligible for vaccination due to their country policy will be required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR or NAATs certificate with QR code obtained within 72 hours before departure. Please be prepared to take a Rapid Antigen test ($10) upon arrival.

Your international airline may have pre-boarding testing requirements. Please study the requirements of your airline and international airport(s) carefully. Most of our guests transfer/travel through Amsterdam and currently if you do not leave the airport (Schiphol) then there are no Covid testing requirements.

Traveling in Tanzania

While traveling in Tanzania, standard Covid-19 protocols (masking, social distancing, and sanitizing) will be adhered to by your guide and those working in the tourism industry, while in public settings, airports/airplanes, and the common areas of accommodations. All full time Access 2 Tanzania safari guides have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Much of your time on safari will be socially distanced from other travelers and outside. However, if you plan to travel in a more populous area (city or town), we recommend being masked when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Departing Tanzania

The government of Tanzania has no testing (or any other) requirements related to Covid for departing travelers. All departing travelers are advised to seek information prior to departure regarding COVID-19 requirements of their country of destination.

For travelers that need a PCR or Rapid Test in order to depart Tanzania, both tests are available. Please study the requirements of your final destination, airline and international airport(s) carefully. Covid-19 testing costs (PCR Test on Mainland Tanzania $50 pp / PCR Test on Zanzibar $80 pp / Rapid Test $10 pp) are the responsibility of the traveler. Facility fees may be applicable at some locations. As your tour operator, we will help coordinate proper test timing, location, and test payment.

Note for travelers returning to the United States:

As of 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.

Rapid Test Procedures

  • If you require a Rapid Test prior to boarding you need to arrive at your international airport of departure at least 3-4 hours prior to departure.
  • All international airports (JRO, DAR and ZNZ) have Rapid Test capacity.
  • Masks are required at testing sites
  • Pre-registration is not required
  • Payment of $10 can be made in cash on site
  • Results are provided within 15 to 20 minutes of taking the test
  • UPDATE: A negative COVID-19 test is not required for transiting passengers in Amsterdam (AMS) who do not leave the airport and whose connection time is within 1 day. However, it is strongly encouraged to use the Delta Discover Map to verify the entry requirements of your final destination, as your final destination may require you to have a negative COVID-19 test.
This page is updated regularly, see current information on the Tanzania Authorities website: