WHATS OPEN FOR TRAVEL

The latest on where our clients can travel.

Updated 12 JAN 2021

With countries slowly opening, and some now closing, their borders Kenyan travelers, we want to help keep you updated on the ever-changing entry requirements and restrictions to International Travel destinations Holiday Bazaar is in close contact with.

And as always, any outbound passenger should check with the Kenyan Government on the country-specific information and the airline before finalizing travel plans.

See below, the countries that have opened their borders or closed their borders and updates on the travel entry requirements.

  • Kenya: 03.12.2020 Passengers are permitted to enter with a negative PCR-based Covid-19 test. conducted up to 96 hours before arrival. Passengers need to complete the "Travelers Health Surveillance Form" online. E-visa available for passengers coming into Kenya. The TT-Trusted Travel code is now mandatory for all departing passengers from Kenya starting from 11 January 2021. Passengers departing from Kenya will be expected to have the TT code on their test result certificates if the destination and transit airports require PCR test. Starting 11th January, 2021, No passenger will depart from Kenya without verification of their certificate using the TT process.

 

  • Botswana:04.01.2021 Gaborone (GBE), Francistown (FRW), Kasane (BBK) and Maun (MUB) airports open.Negative COVID PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of departure from the country of origin. Passengers could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test at their own expense upon arrival a could be subject to quarantine.

 

  • United Arab Emirates: 05.01.2021 Dubai has opened to all travelers. Negative PCR (valid for 96 hours) upon arrival to Dubai. Passengers must have proof of medical insurance, sign a health declaration form before departure, register all details in a COVID-19 DXB app and undergo a second PCR test at the airport, before immigration and self-isolate until results are ready. The remaining U.A.E borders remain closed.

 

  • Egypt:16.11.2020 Passengers must submit a fresh PCR test 72 hours before the of the last direct flight to Egypt and fill out a public health card must be presented to immigration upon arrival.

 

  • Ghana: 01.01.2021 Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Passengers must complete a Port Health Declaration Form at https://www.ghs-hdf.org/hdf/ before arrival.
     

  • Mozambique: 17.12.2020 International flights arriving from Ethiopia, Kenya, Portugal, Qatar, South Africa and Turkey. Negative COVID PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of departure from the country of origin. Screening and health questionnaire to be completed upon arrival.

 

  • Namibia: 08.10.2020 Negative PCR test within 7 days prior to arrival, full travel itinerary to be provided, and medical insurance required. On arrival, travelers will go through a health screening and will also need to complete a short health questionnaire at arrival

 

  • Rwanda: 07.12.2020 Borders open with the requirement of negative PCR test 120 hours before departure from the first embarkation point upon arrival and quarantine for 24 hours.

 

  • South Africa18.12.2020 Passengers can only land at Cape Town (CPT), Durban (DUR) or Johannesburg (JNB). Negative COVID PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of departure from the country of origin. Screening and health questionnaire to be completed upon arrival.

 

  • Tanzania:  06.08.2020 A completed "Travelers Surveillance Form" must be presented to the Port Health Authorities upon arrival.

 

  • Turkey: 05.01.2021: Negative COVID PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of departure from first embarkation point and medical certificate.

 

  • Uganda: 10.12.2020 Arriving passengers must show negative PCR test results issued at most 120 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 

 

  • Zambia: 22.12.2020 Passengers must arrive at Lusaka airport International borders are open. Negative COVID PCR test must be taken within 14 days of departure from the country of origin. Screening and health questionnaire to be completed upon arrival.

 

  • Zimbabwe: 06.11.2020 International borders are open. Negative COVID PCR test must be taken within 48 hours of departure from the country of origin. Screening and health questionnaire to be completed upon arrival.

 

  • Denmark: 04.01.2021Gradually, Denmark's borders are opened for travelers from countries that meet certain criteria, including a certain number of Covid-19 patients per capita.

  • France: 04.01.2021 Passengers are not allowed to enter. Apart from travelers from Schengen countries that meet certain criteria 

 

  • Germany: 11.01.2021 Anyone coming into Germany needs to get tested either 48 hours before or immediately upon arrival in Germany. It then requires travelers to get another test after a five-day mandatory quarantine. Some federal states within Germany will exempt arriving travelers from the self-quarantine if they can show a negative molecular biological COVID-19 test from an accredited lab conducted in the 48 hours prior to their entry.

  • Malta: 30.12.2020 Passengers are not allowed to enter. Apart from travelers from Schengen countries that meet certain criteria. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 14 January 2021.

  • Netherlands: 06.01.2021 Passengers are not allowed to enter. Apart from travelers from Schengen countries that meet certain criteria 

  • Portugal: 04.01.2021 Passengers are not allowed to enter. Apart from travelers from Schengen countries that meet certain criteria 

 

  • Spain: 06.01.2021 Passengers from other countries are not allowed to enter until 31 January 2021.Apart from travelers from Schengen countries that meet certain criteria Passengers.

 

  • Switzerland: 01.01.2021 Passengers are not allowed to enter. Apart from travelers from Schengen countries that meet certain criteria

 

  • Jordan: 04.01.2021 Negative PCR from within 120 hours upon arrival. PCR test upon arrival with three hour wait time. Medical insurance that covers COVID and passengers who are from United Kingdom or have been in the past 14 days in the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.

 

  • Seychelles: 05.01.2021   Negative PCR is valid up to one day after the planned arrival date. Medical screening upon arrival and quarantine for up to 14 days is subject to passengers.

 

  • United Kingdom:  12.01.2021 A negative pre-departure Covid-19 test is now required for passengers arriving in England from countries not on the government’s travel corridor list and must self-isolate for 10 days regardless of their pre-departure test result. The UK Government has confirmed that from 0400 on 15 January 2021, all inbound passengers and transit passengers travelling to England will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test, taken up to 72 hours prior to departure. This includes UK citizens and those transiting airside via a UK airport. A limited number of exceptions are set out on the gov.uk website.From 4am on 15 January 2021, pre-departure testing will be required for all inbound passengers to England. All international arrivals to England, including UK nationals, required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within  72 hours of arrival into UK. Passengers will be subject to an immediate fine of £500 if they fail to comply.Passengers will still be required to fill in a passenger locator form and be subject to national lockdown restrictions

 

  • United States of America:  14.01.2021. Starting Jan 26 2020 onward, the U.S. government will require all inbound international passengers to test negative for COVID-19, and present proof, before boarding flights into the United States, including Americans returning from abroad.all air passengers will have to get a viral test within three days of their flight to the U.S. and bring documentation of either the test (can be electronic) or documentation that they were infected and recovered, to their airline. Airlines, according to the CDC rules, must then confirm the negative test for all passengers before boarding, and any passenger without the documentation must be denied boarding.

  • Canada: 24.12.2020 Passengers arriving from a country other than the USA are not allowed to enter until 21 January 2021.

 

  • Australia: 15.12.2020 passengers who have a visa and have been granted an exemption before departure are subject to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry.

 

  • Maldives: 21.12.2020 Visa on arrival restarted and Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure of the first flight. Passengers who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test

 

  • India: 04.01.2021 Passengers are not allowed to enter. Apart from travelers from countries that meet certain criteria 

 

  • Seychelles: 04.01.2021 Negative PCR from within 72 hours upon arrival. All new visitor arrivals will have to remain in a Covid 19 certified hotel establishment (any island) for a minimum of 10 nights