Kenya and Covid – What you need to know26/03/2021
We had never anticipated that we would still be talking about Covid twelve months on, but here we are. On a positive note, Kenya has dealt with the situation in a decisive and organised manner and this has undoubtedly been a major contributor to the following stats:
So far 117,455,738 Covid cases have been confirmed globally with 2,605,472 deaths and 92,966,234 recoveries.
In Kenya, as of 8th March 2021, a total of 108,827 cases have been confirmed, 1876 deaths reported and 87,570 have recovered. Kenya has been part of the global effort to develop a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine with clinical trials starting here last October. So far 3 vaccines (Pfizer/BioNtech, Moderna and AstraZeneca) have been approved by WHO. The government of Kenya approved the AstraZeneca Vaccine for use in Kenya on 20th Feb 2021 and the roll out program is in full force.
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 10pm to 4am (those arriving on late flights are excluded from this)
4. Bars and restaurants have been ordered to close by 9pm.
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 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.