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Submitted on Apr 11, 2021 Useful Info

How to travel in Kenya during lockdown in 2021

  • Kenya has recently introduced new lockdown and curfew regulations but these new regulations only affect Nairobi and the 4 neighboring counties of Nakuru, Kiambu, Machakos, and Kajiado. Nobody from outside these counties is allowed to enter or leave this area but the rest of the country is open for travel. People in the lockdown counties can also freely travel within the 5 counties but not to the rest of the country.

Where to fly into:

  • Nairobi is receiving international flights but not domestic flights, this means that international travelers can fly in and out of Nairobi but domestic flights are banned. If you're visiting other parts of the country you can fly into Moi international airport ( Mombasa), Kisumu international airport, or Eldoret international airport. Out of the three, Moi international airport receives the most international flights from most major African and Middle East cities. You can then catch flights from Mombasa to Kisumu.
  • Are tourist attraction sites open? All parks and attraction sites are open for tours with strict adherence to covid 19 protocols.
  • Tip for budget travelers: The cost of visiting most tourist sites and resorts in Kenya has since reduced by close to 50%. This period is one of the cheapest times to travel for budget travelers.

Curfew times in Kenya

  • In the counties under lockdown, the curfew runs from 8 pm to 5 am. For the rest of the country, curfew is from 10 pm to 5 am.
  • Note: You'll need a negative PCR Covid test confirmation to enter Kenya. This test needs to have been taken within 2 weeks before you arrive in Kenya.