Updated Kenya-Tanzania Travel Documents Requirement

Updated Kenya-Tanzania Travel Documents Requirement
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Are you looking to travel from Kenya to Tanzania but unsure of what is currently needed for border crossing? We have made everything easy in this article. Impala Shuttle is a travel company with offices in both Kenya and Tanzania. We have daily departures both private and shared. Most often, our clients ask us many questions about border crossing requirements, so we decided to make this post. We will look into it in three parts for each document. Here are the Updated Kenya-Tanzania Travel Documents Requirement

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement To Enter Kenya

Early May 2023, Kenya dropped the Covid-19 travel restrictions for travelers. All travelers arriving in Kenya through any port of entry are no longer required to produce a Covid-19 vaccination certificate or show proof of a negative Covid-19 test. This was after a review of the Covid-19 travel restriction in Kenya by the Ministry of Health in line with guidance from the World Health Organization.

Only travelers arriving at any port of entry into Kenya with flu-like symptoms will be expected to fill out the passenger locator form on the ‘Jitenge’ platform. They will also be required to take a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival. Those who turn positive for Antigen testing will be required to take a further COVID-19 PCR test. All these tests will be at their own cost.

For persons travelling out of the country, they will be required to abide by the travel requirements of the destination country.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement To Enter Tanzania

You do not need to show a COVID vaccination certificate or negative COVID test to enter Tanzania. Health officials may screen you for COVID symptoms on arrival. They may also randomly select travellers for rapid antigen testing.

If you are transiting through Tanzania, your carrier or final destination country may have separate rules on vaccination and testing requirements. Check with your transport provider or travel agent for their COVID-19 requirements before you travel.

Visa Requirement to Enter Tanzania

All foreigners seeking to enter in the United Republic of Tanzania are required to have a valid visa, unless their countries have visa abolition agreement with Tanzania. A visa is a permission granted to a foreigner to enter and remain in the United Republic of Tanzania for a specific period. A visa is issued to a visitor who intends to enter Tanzania for a visit, leisure, holiday, business, health treatment, studies, or any other related activities. 

It should be noted that the possession of Visa is not a final authority to enter the United Republic of Tanzania. The Immigration Officer at the Entry point may refuse a holder of visa to enter, if he is satisfied that the holder is unable to fulfil Immigration entry requirements or if the presence of such person or visitors in the United Republic of Tanzania would be contrary to the National Interests.

Visa Requirement to Enter Kenya

A citizen of a foreign country, wishing to enter The Republic of Kenya, generally must first obtain an evisa. Kenyan entry visas are exclusively issued electronically, with passengers required to obtain their e-visas before departure. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the e-visas website.

The visa is accessible for viewing by your airline, or at port, through an electronic system managed by the Kenyan Government. Once the e visa is issued, the holder can travel to an entry point where their passport will be stamped then they are allowed entry.

Yellow Fever Card Requirement to Enter Kenya and Tanzania

Kenya requires a valid yellow fever certificate from all foreign visitors and citizens over 1 year of age travelling from an infected area or having been in transit through infected areas.

Tanzania also requires a valid yellow fever certificate from all foreign visitors and citizens over 1 year of age travelling from an infected area or having been in transit through infected areas . An important note, however. If you’re transiting through one of the yellow fever high-risk countries for a period of 12 hours or more, you will be required to receive the yellow fever vaccination. If this is the case on your trip to Tanzania, we strongly advise seeing your doctor and checking your Tanzania vaccination requirements with a healthcare professional before travelling. 

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