All Kenyan nationals arriving back to the country must be inoculated on arrival if they are not fully vaccinated, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has announced in a raft of new measures for travellers arriving in the country from abroad.
The directive reads: “Effective 28th December 2021, there exists a temporary variation on proof of vaccination for all Kenyans arriving into the country for the next 7 days on condition that the individuals register for vaccination on the Chanjo –Ke platform (https:portal.health.go.ke/home) and a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate taken within 72 hours of flight and presented at the port of entry. The individuals will receive inoculations on arrival.”
The Authority has also revised the list of passengers who are exempt from quarantine listing diplomats and senior government officials among them.
All other passengers will be required to submit daily reports for a period of 14 days after arrival, just as has been the case before.
“All travelers will be expected to fill the travelers’ locator form and submit before travel to http://bit.ly/covid19moh and thereafter submit daily health information to ‘jitenge’ platform for 14 consecutive days.
“All passengers with flu-like symptoms at the point of entry, or those who develop clinical symptoms within 14 days of arrival shall be placed into quarantine and be tested for COVID19 at a government testing facility,” KCAA states.