Kenya travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Kenya with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Kenya.

Kenya travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Kenya with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Kenya - quick facts
Flight time 8.5 hours
Time difference UK +3 hours
Language(s) Swahili, English
Currency Kenyan Shilling
Electricity G plug (240V)
Driving side Left
Visa Yes

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Kenya tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Kenya weather

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Kenya travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Kenya from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Kenya.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Kenya travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Kenya with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Kenya, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Kenya covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Kenya with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Kenya travel features

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Kenya FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Kenya including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Kenya due to Covid-19?

Kenya is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Ministry of Health, Kenya for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Kenya?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Kenya. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Kenya from the UK?

The flight time to Kenya from the UK is typically 8.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between Kenya and the UK?

The time difference between Kenya and the UK is UK time+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Kenya?

The main languages spoken in Kenya are Swahili and English.

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What is the currency in Kenya?

The currency in Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling (KES).

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Which plugs are used in Kenya?

Kenya uses electrical plug type G (240 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Kenya?

They drive on the left side of the road in Kenya.

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Do you need a visa for Kenya?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Kenya.

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