Travel Health Guide

Kenya

Looking for a classic safari experience on the savannah? Look no further than Kenya. Here you’ll find no shortage of action-packed wildlife viewings, smiles from colorful traditional tribes, and stunning East African scenery featuring snowy mountains, clear lakes, an amazing coastal ecosystem perfect for diving.

Travel Health Guide

Kenya

Looking for a classic safari experience on the savannah? Look no further than Kenya. Here you’ll find no shortage of action-packed wildlife viewings, smiles from colorful traditional tribes, and stunning East African scenery featuring snowy mountains, clear lakes, an amazing coastal ecosystem perfect for diving.

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Kenya Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

Vaccine Entry Requirements For Kenya

Yellow Fever


If traveling directly from the US, Kenya does not require any vaccines to enter.

If your itinerary includes a visit to another country before arrival in Kenya (such as Uganda), a Yellow Fever vaccine and proof of vaccination may be required to enter. To see if you are stopping in a Yellow Fever Endemic country before arrival, click here.

Countries with Risk of Yellow Fever Transmission:

African Continent: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Cono, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

South & Central America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

COVID-19


Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

Most travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Kenya

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccinations

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Malaria Medication

for most visitors traveling to Kenya, preventative medication is recommended as transmission of malaria is high throughout the country. Plan ahead- you may have to start taking medication for several days before and after you travel to ensure that it is effective.

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest-risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

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Some travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Kenya

Vaccines

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Cholera

is rare for travelers, and vaccination is not routinely recommended. It may be considered if you are working in humanitarian settings or visiting friends or family in active transmission areas. Avoiding unsafe food or water and regularly washing your hands is your best bet for staying safe. High transmission areas in this country are: Garissa and Turkana counties

Medications

Altitude Sickness Medication

if you plan to visit high elevation areas including Mount Kenya. Kenya is a mountainous country with some of the traditional highlights above 8,000ft. Consider traveling with medication for altitude sickness as symptoms set in within the first 6-24 hours.

Motion Sickness Medication

will ensure your travels by air, land or sea are more enjoyable without nausea and dizziness tagging along.

Sleep Aid

may be a great addition to your packing list if you struggle with jet lag or sleeplessness due to travel stress or time zone changes.

Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

Yellow Fever

If traveling directly from the US, Kenya does not require any vaccines to enter.

If your itinerary includes a visit to another country before arrival in Kenya (such as Uganda), a Yellow Fever vaccine and proof of vaccination may be required to enter. To see if you are stopping in a Yellow Fever Endemic country before arrival, click here.

Countries with Risk of Yellow Fever Transmission:

African Continent: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Cono, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

South & Central America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

COVID-19

Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

when traveling from the US to Kenya

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccinations

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Malaria Medication

for most visitors traveling to Kenya, preventative medication is recommended as transmission of malaria is high throughout the country. Plan ahead- you may have to start taking medication for several days before and after you travel to ensure that it is effective.

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest-risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

when traveling from the US to Kenya

Vaccines

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Cholera

is rare for travelers, and vaccination is not routinely recommended. It may be considered if you are working in humanitarian settings or visiting friends or family in active transmission areas. Avoiding unsafe food or water and regularly washing your hands is your best bet for staying safe. High transmission areas in this country are: Garissa and Turkana counties

Medications

Altitude Sickness Medication

if you plan to visit high elevation areas including Mount Kenya. Kenya is a mountainous country with some of the traditional highlights above 8,000ft. Consider traveling with medication for altitude sickness as symptoms set in within the first 6-24 hours.

Motion Sickness Medication

will ensure your travels by air, land or sea are more enjoyable without nausea and dizziness tagging along.

Sleep Aid

may be a great addition to your packing list if you struggle with jet lag or sleeplessness due to travel stress or time zone changes.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

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