In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Kenya has introduced an official questionnaire for travelers. This new form was implemented with the aim of minimizing the risk of infection while also expediting the process at border checkpoints. Visitors can enter Kenya quickly and efficiently without worrying about being turned away from entry to the country.
General Information About Kenya Health Surveillance Form
The Health Surveillance Form is an official document containing all essential data of travelers visiting Kenya. These details include their health status as well as the names of countries that a traveler has visited recently.
Kenya Health Form is a helpful means of communication. Thanks to the contact details provided in an online form, the Kenyan authorities can easily contact travelers to inform them about potential coronavirus infections. Travelers can then isolate themselves and undergo a necessary quarantine. This can prevent from further spread of coronavirus cases.
The form is obligatory for every person entering Kenya. Without it, you may be denied entry to the country. If you plan only transiting through Kenya, you are still required to submit a health form before your trip.
Every child needs a separate form as children cannot be assigned to the adult passenger’s form.
How to Apply for Kenya Health Form?
Completing the Kenya Health Surveillance Form requires only a couple of minutes of your time and an electronic device with Internet access. The application consists of three steps, which are as follows:
- Fill out all the fields of the online form. Make sure to provide only correct and true information.
- Pay the handling fee.
- Check for the receipt of your health form together with an individual QR code. Both should arrive in your inbox upon completing the online application.
Every applicant needs to provide the following:
- intended arrival date
- Kenyan destination city
- flight details
- passport details
- contact information
- accommodation details
- contact person details
- answer a few health-related questions
Since a traveler is asked to provide a flight seat number, the form needs to be completed after doing online check-in. That is why a passenger may be recommended by airline staff not to change the seat throughout the entire flight.
All Requirements to Enter Kenya
All travelers to Kenya need to submit a valid PCR negative test (it must be issued in English) taken 96 hours of a planned departure. Children under 5 and crew members are exempt from test requirements.
All visitors arriving in Kenya need also to be prepared for screening for coronavirus symptoms upon arrival. In case of displaying COVID-19 symptoms, they may need to undergo a 14-day quarantine at the location they planned to stay during their stay in Kenya.
Travelers from the majority of countries can enter Kenya quarantine-free. Nevertheless, it all depends on the individual assessment made by the Kenyan authorities.