How Citizens of Uganda Can Enter Kenya During Coronavirus

How Citizens of Uganda Can Enter Kenya During Coronavirus

iVisa | Updated on Aug 06, 2021

From August 2020, international travelers are welcome again in Kenya. However, Kenya established a set of new requirements to control the entrance of foreign visitors. Citizens of Uganda must complete a health declaration form before leaving for Kenya. This new travel document is mandatory for international travelers with no exemptions. Without it, you won’t even be allowed to board your plane at your port of origin.

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You may experience problems while completing the Health declaration form due to idiomatic differences or to hard-to-understand instructions. Here is where iVisa.com comes into play. To help you meet this new requirement with no worries, we created the Online application Form. With this digital document, you will be ready to submit your application in 15 minutes tops.

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How the process to get the Health Declaration form works with iVisa.com?

  • Fill in the online form. Enter your information as requested.
  • Upload a digital copy of your current passport.
  • Select an option to process your application.
  • Receive the QR code in your email.
  • Print a copy of the QR code and store the file on your mobile device.

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Can I apply in advance for this document?

Sure!, You can send to iVisa.com your health declaration several days or weeks before departing to Kenya. However, you should know that we can process your application 96 hours before the date of your trip. The advantages of applying in advance are more time to complete your application and get the documents and the chance to edit and improve your application after receiving useful tips from our experts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enter Kenya during Coronavirus?

According to the last updated notice from 19 January 2021, all nationalities have entry permission to Kenya under the health protocols. Although, travelers from countries considered high-risk by the World Health Organization must take a mandatory quarantine of 14 days before being released to move freely in Kenya.

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What documents do I need to apply?

The only document you need to process your Health Declaration with iVisa.com is your valid passport. Do not forget it has at least six months of validity upon the arrival date in Kenya. Also, you should get a couple of extra items:

  • Your email account (to receive your QR code)
  • A payment method: debit/credit card or Paypal account.

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What are the requirements for travel to Kenya?

  • All visitors, no exemptions, must present a medical certificate with a negative result for Covid-19. Taken within 96 hours before departure, o Only PCR test are accepted
  • You must upload your test result on the African Center for Disease & Control website to receive a trusted traveler certificate. If you do not get the certificate, you won’t be allowed to enter Kenya
  • Present a copy of the Health surveillance form together with the QR code.
  • Follow the health screening procedures on arrival.
  • Passengers from certain countries must complete a 14-day quarantine. Check the list of exemptions on the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 website.
  • If you show symptoms of Covid-19 on arrival, you will be required to quarantine in your accommodation for 14 days. This rule also applies if you were seated on a flight two rows around anyone displaying symptoms.

Have you found all you need to understand how Citizens of Uganda can enter Kenya during Coronavirus? Then we invite you to start your application.

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What are the restrictions in Kenya due to Coronavirus?

The contingency measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 throughout Kenya are:

  • You must wear a face mask in public spaces
  • From 4 January to 12 March 2021, a nationwide curfew takes place daily from 10 pm to 4 am.
  • Public transport systems can only operate at 50% capacity. This rule applies to private vehicles too.
  • Those violating the curfew may be arrested and led to immediate mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

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Do I need to take a PCR COVID-19 Test before traveling to Kenya?

All travelers must present a negative PCR COVID-19 certificate taken within 96 hours prior to travel. Children under the age of 5 are exempt from testing requirements.

Will I be required to quarantine or follow any other health restrictions when I get to Kenya?

Travelers coming from Brunei, Thailand, Kuwait, Qatar need to quarantine for 14 days in a government-approved facility. They also need proof of hotel booking. Diplomats, Kenyans, holders of valid Kenyan Residence Permits are exempted from quarantine. However, they are required to self-isolate for seven days. Travelers coming from the UK need to quarantine for 7 days and undergo a PCR test four days after arrival. Only Kenyans and Indian Nationals who are residents in Kenya are allowed to travel from India and they will be subject to antigen testing on arrival. If the antigen test is negative, travelers need to quarantine for 14 days at home and if the antigen test is positive, travelers need to quarantine in a government facility for 14 days at their own cost. Otherwise, there are rules about wearing masks in public spaces unless dining or adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens, or on beaches.

In order to exit Kenya, you must obtain a COVID-19 PCR test with a negative result and be issued a TT (Trusted Traveler) code that is verified by airlines and immigration authorities. You will receive a text message (SMS) from PanaBios as well as an email from the testing laboratory and/or from admin@panabios.org with a link to instruct you on how to generate a Travel Code. If your test result meets the standards for Kenya’s exit requirements, your Travel Code will be issued to you online.

What is the cost of the Health Declaration with iVisa.com?

Price varies depending on how soon you want to receive your document. The options are:

  • Standard Processing Time: 24 hours - USD 20.00.
  • Rush Processing Time: 8 hours - USD 35.00.
  • Super Rush Processing Time: 4 hours - USD 60.00.

Now you should know how citizens of Uganda can enter Kenya during Coronavirus. If so, we invite you to start your application for the Kenya Health Declaration.

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