SAFARIS UNLIMITED (AFRICA) LTD COVID-19 PROTOCOLS & IMPORANT INFORMATION FOR TRAVEL TO KENYA
We would like to assure our guests of our commitment to caring for them and our staff. With the support of the Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife, Health, Transport and the WHO, we have developed the following protocols to ensure that your safari is safe. The principles behind the protocols are; protecting lives and livelihoods, gaining visitor confidence, supporting government efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19, restructuring tourism operations to conform and collaborating between the public and private sector to implement health and safety practices for the tourism industry in Kenya.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR KENYA (as per the Kenya Airport Authority website)
1. Pre-arrival on-line visas are now mandatory. Visas upon arrival are no longer available.
Visitors apply for their visas via: eVisa
2. A negative PCR Covid-19 test certificate. The PCR test results must be no older than 96 hours prior to checking-in to your flight.
3. A completed Travelers Health Surveillance Form to be presented on arrival in Kenya. The form must be filled out online prior to departure. Print off the QR Code that you will receive via e-mail after submission of the form. Please have the code ready to show the health authorities on arrival.
4. Visitors must obtain a Trusted Traveler Code (TTC) after acquiring their test results. In order to do so, validate your PCR test results on the Trusted Travel Portal or africacdc.org/trusted-travel. Once your results have been validated you will be issued with a TTC by the system, approving you for entry into Kenya. Please click here for a guide to this process. If having difficulties with the above portals, you may use www.globalhaven.org to generate a travel stamp.
Most countries around the world are exempt from quarantine. However, please check you are exempt:
List of countries exempted from quarantine upon arriving in Kenya
DEPARTURE REQUIREMENTS FROM KENYA
1. A negative PCR Covid-19 test certificate (in accordance with your airlines and your onward destination requirements).
2. Your PCR test results will need to be validated via the portal, to generate the TTC before boarding your flight, as per note No. 4 above.
3. Visitors finishing their safari in the Mara, have the option of being tested in camp (US$ 150 to be paid in cash), and receiving their test results within 24 hours. Test results will be e-mailed to our office. We will then validate your results and generate the TTC code. Your PCR test results and TTC code will be handed to you upon arrival back in Nairobi.
4. For those with extra excursions, you may use the Meditest Diagnostic Centre in Nairobi for your test. The Centre is open 24/7 and the results take 12 hours (US$80), or their express service takes 6 hours (US$200). You may also use the Amref Flying Doctors services at Wilson Airport with a 24 hour turn around (US$58). You will then need to generate your TTC code.
It is imperative that guests also confirm with their airlines and their local authorities of any additional action or clearances they may require to travel.
ON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT IN NAIROBI
* All passengers will have their temperatures tested, and if not above 37.5°C (99.5°F), then they shall be exempt from quarantine.
* Our guests will be greeted and transferred to their hotel via our private airport taxi service. These vehicles will meet the required standards of sanitisation, high-touch areas disinfected and the driver will be wearing a mask.
* Guests will be required to wear a mask while in all public places, including the flight out into the bush.
* Guest’s temperatures will be taken on arrival and each day thereon after.
* Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the camp.
* Each guest tent and all communal guest areas will be thoroughly cleaned every day.
* All meals will allow for social distancing.
* Each guest will be requested to bring their own masks (washable rather than disposable).
* Our staff will have their temperatures monitored daily and have been trained in Covid-19 safety prevention measures.
* Masks will be worn when in close proximity to guests.
* Meals are prepared by certified food handlers according to Kenyan law.
* The kitchen follows strict hygiene and service protocols.
* All high-touch surfaces will be sanitised daily.
* Sanitising stations with soap & water or sanitiser will be stationed throughout the camp.
* Vehicles and riding equipment will be cleaned and sanitised daily.
Guests must be aware that there is an inherent risk of travel during this pandemic. All guests must also be fully aware of what is required and be financially prepared if they happen to contract Covid-19 whilst here in Kenya.
Kenya Ministry of Health - Advice to travelers arriving in Kenya
World Health Organisation - COVID-19 Travel Advice
AMREF flying doctors cover & further information
Kenya Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife - Tourism and Hospitality Health, Safety and Hygiene Protocols
IMPORTANT - Any guest who is of ‘high risk from coronavirus’, should seek professional advice as to whether they should travel to Kenya at this time or not.
Kenya has been awarded Safe Travel Status by the World Travel and Tourism Council, in recognition of the standardised Global Health and Hygiene protocols that have been put in place.