Kenya : Travel

Traveller information

Immigration and customs: 

Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival. Visas are required by all Commonwealth nationals; they can generally be obtained on arrival. If you are travelling on from Kenya, many countries will require you to have a yellow fever vaccination certificate (see Travel Health below).

Travel within the country: 

Traffic drives on the left. A foreign driving licence is valid in Kenya, as long as it is in English. All major roads are paved.

Scheduled domestic flights link the regions. Fast train services operate between Nairobi and Mombasa, with a journey time of 13 hours and sleeping compartments available. Bus and minibus (matatu) services connect the main towns. Taxis and rickshaws (tuk tuk) provide urban transport.

Travel health: 

Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include cholera, dengue fever, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, meningococcal meningitis, polio, rabies, schistosomiasis (bilharzia), typhoid and yellow fever. The World Health Organization has recommended vaccination against yellow fever.

There were 1,750,000 tourist arrivals in 2011.