Many foreign countries have advised their nationals against all non-essential international travel at this time. On 25 March 2020, all international passenger flights to and from Kenya were suspended by the Kenyan government, with the exception of cargo flights and specially negotiated repatriation flights. This suspension will be lifted on 1st August 2020. See Kenya Covid-19 travel update for current information.

Over the last decade, international tourists have shied away from visiting Kenya as a holiday destination due to some unfortunate terrorist activities. The has made many in the tourism industry here to be struggling to make a living as a result. On the positive side, the lack of tourist has made the locals eager and welcoming  to their country and the competition has greatly improved the quality of service and lowered the cost for safaris

Pre-existing advice for Kenya, due to security, that have remained in place:

  • Areas within 60km of the Kenya-Somali border
  • Garissa County
  • Lamu County (excluding Lamu Island and Manda Island)
  • Areas of Tana River County north of the Tana river itself
  • Within 15km of the coast from the Tana river down to the Galana (Athi-Galana-Sabaki) river

All in all, this country is incredibly safe for foreign visitors and especially if you are sticking to the main tourist route in particular, you should have no problems.