CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC - TRAVEL ADVISORY

TRAVEL ADVISORY

COVID- 19 TRAVEL MEASURES

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya directed that International Air Travel would resume on 1st  August, 2020 and instructed the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, UrbanDevelopment and Public Works to develop a Protocol to ensure the safety of travellers.   

The Ministry in consultation with relevant stakeholders prepared a Protocol for Air Travel Operations during the Covid-19 Public Health Crisis. The protocol seeks to provide guidelines to ensure that airtravel remains safe during the pandemic for domestic and international flights. 

The Protocol recognizes that the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been experienced in most sectors of the economy and the aviation industry is amongst the worst impacted.

The following guidelines shall apply to all passengers arriving on international flights:

  • Body temperature is not above 37.5°C (99.5°F); do not have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms: have a negative PCR-based COVID-19 test carried within 96 hours prior to travel and are from an approved state you shall be exempt from quarantine.
  • The list of approved states can be accessed from the KCAA website: https://www.kcaa.or.ke/quarantine-exempted-states
  • The mandatory Ministry of Health Travellers health service form must be filled and submitted prior to travel. The online form can be accessed from the Ministry of Health website at https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ 
  • Passengers that do not have a negative COVID-19 PCR test must be returned by the airline to the embarkation point or, if approved by port health, the passenger may enter into mandatory quarantine at the airline's expense at government designated facilities that also includes an approved list of hotels. 
  • All flight crews, air operators and their passengers are required to strictly follow COVID-19 prevention protocols at all airports and inside the aircraft.

Please note: The form is COMPULSORY for all Kenyans and Non-Kenyans entering the territory of Kenya.

CONSULAR SECTION (Visas, Passports, etc)

This Section contains Information about various Consular services offered by the Mission which are outlined on the left. Please click on the relevant subject.

              IMPORTANT INFORMATION

1.EVISA NOTICE

Evisas for Kenya can only be applied for on the official government website www.ecitizen.go.ke

The websites www.evisa-kenya.com www.kenyaimmigration.org www.ivisa.com www.kenyaonlinevisa.org www.visafirst.com www.e-visaexpress.com www.traveldocs.com and www.kenya-evisa-online.com are NOT affiliated with the Kenyan government in any way. DO NOT APPLY FOR AN EVISA THROUGH THESE WEBSITES!!!

2. VISA EXEMPTION FOR CHILDREN UNDER 16

With effect from 1st February 2016, children under the age of 16 years accompanying their parents to Kenya are exempted from paying visa fees. Do not submit an application or make any visa fees payment for a child under the age of 16 years.

3. OPENING HOURS

The Consular section is open to the public on Mondays to Fridays, from 09.00 hrs to 13.00.

Visitors bringing applications, picking up passports, seeking over-the-counter services as well as all telephone inquiries on applications and other consular matters on the remaining weekdays will only be attended to until 13.00 hrs.

 

4. CONTACT

The consular section can be reached on the following telephone numbers:

1. Landline: + 49 30 25 92 660

2. Mobile phone: +49 171 166 4222 

 

All application inquiries should be directed to the following email addresses

Ecitizen inquiries: support(at)ecitizen.go.ke

General visa inquiries: visa(at)kenyaembassyberlin.de

All other applications: immigration@kenyaembassyberlin.de

5. PAYMENT OF SERVICES

Payments made into the given Embassy accounts are non-refundable. Applicants are therefore advised to ensure that all application requirements are met and ample processing time considered before transferring the required fees.

East Africa Tourist Visa applicants should pay the visa fee to the Kenya Embassy if first entering Kenya and only to the account on the East Africa Visa application checklist.

All fees for visas, certificates and other services should be paid in form of bank transfer or EC-Debit card at the Embassy and not in cash or cheque.

The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Berlin is the ONLY legally recognized provider of ALL payable Consular services in Germany. The Honorary Consulate offers ONLY advisory services.

For payment through the bank, please use the Kenya Embassy Account details provided on the checklist attached with the application form. To help us serve you faster, please indicate your full name and in brief, the purpose for the payment, or services desired, attach a copy of the bank transfer form or Überweisungbeleg to your application and mail the same to the Embassy.

Bank details:

Embassy of the Republic of Kenya

Commerzbank Berlin

IBAN: DE63 1004 0000 0266 0140 04 (not for the East Africa Tourist Visa)

BIC: COBADEFFXXX

6. POSTAL DELIVERY OF APPLICATIONS

We advise all clients to send postal applications via courier services to ensure the safe delivery of documents. We especially discourage the use of EINSCHREIBEN EINWURF services due to lack of accountability of receipt.

7. PROVISION OF HUDUMA SERVICES IN THE DIAPORA

The government of Kenya established the Huduma Kenya Program to transform service delivery to ensure citizens are provided with convenient, dignifying, quick and excellent services using one-stop shop services delivery models; both physical and electronic. These are platforms where various government services are provided from one place a customer need not move anywhere else to receive these services.

To date the program has established 46 Huduma Centers: a Huduma Contact Centre; Huduma Mobile Services and the Huduma Smart Servie Card. The e-Huduma Portal is still under development. These platforms have had tremendous success and are very popular with citizens. As a result, the program has received multiple awards locally, continentally and globally.

The government now plans to accord the same experience to Kenyan citizens living abroad and any other nationalities interested in specific services from Kenya. To do this, the government needs to understand the nature of services these customers require and how these may be provided based on the Huduma Kenya model of one-stop shop service delivery platforms. To this end, the diapora community and other nationalities interested in services by Kenya are requested to fill the questionnaire below and send it to bpr(at)hudumackenya.go.ke

DOWNLOAD THE QUESTIONNAIRE HERE