…and your travel plans in Kenya & Tanzania
Update October 2021
Dear Jambo Kilimanjaro clients!
The situation is changing daily and there is constantly new information regarding the spread and related restrictions. Due to the very dynamic situation we recommend to check with the German Foreign Office or GOV.UK.
The German government has introduced differentiated travel and safety advisories per country from 01.10.2020. These will be based on the assessment of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).
Entry into Kenya and Tanzania
Kenya is currently classified as a high risk area. Please note the following entry restrictions ( health form and negative PCR test taken no more than 96 hours prior to departure). Test results should be uploaded to the Trusted Travel Initiative website and a travel code generated: Instructions here via the Kenyan Ministry of Health under No. 99 Travel Guide Simplified.
Tanzania has been classified as a high risk area with effect from 14/03/2021. Click here for the current entry restrictions in Tanzania (health form 24h before entry, negative PCR test not older than 96 hours before departure).
Testing and quarantine on the way back to Germany
Tip: enter the flight connection here https://www.traveldoc.aero/ and find out which entry or return restrictions apply.
As a general rule, no quarantine and no testing is mandatory for those who have been fully vaccinated, those who have recovered and children under the age of 12. However, when entering the country from a virus variant area, the test is also obligatory for vaccinated and recovered persons.
Testing: travellers entering and returning who have stayed in a high risk area like Kenya and Tanzania or a virus variant area must present proof of a negative test to the carrier/airline on departure and to the Federal Police on entry. In principle, (PCR, LAMP, TMA and antigen tests are recognised. An overview of all recognised antigen tests can be found at the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices.
Decrease of quarantine for vaccinated and recovered or negatively tested persons: For entries from high risk areas, quarantine is compulsory until proof of complete vaccination, recovery from an infection or a negative test result is submitted via the entry portal of the Federal Republic of Germany (www.einreiseanmeldung.de).
For recovered and vaccinated persons, however, quarantine also ends immediately when they submit proof of recovery or proof of vaccination.
However, there is no possibility to decrease the quarantine period for entries from virus variant areas. It is always 14 days.
Where can I get tested?
– Paid tests are currently offered in test centres at most German airports. Follow the signs or staff directly to the Centogene test centres in the terminals. There is a charge for this. The opening hours of the test centres and information on whether advance bookings are necessary vary at all airports. Please check the website of the respective airport. The time until the test result can vary between 24 hours and 3 days.
– Another option is to have the test done by your family doctor, but most family doctors will only do this if you make an appointment in advance. When making an appointment, please take into account the opening hours of your GP’s practice (usually closed on Saturdays/Sundays) as well as the laboratory time required from the test until the test result is available (usually 1-3 days).
– Another option is testing via one of various offers with online ordering of the test set, which include courier collection, for example www.centogene.com. Please note the time needed until the test result is available as well as the collection times (courier service often only possible Mon-Fri).
Of course, we can also help you with the test on your way back from Tanzania or Kenya and organise an optimal procedure until your departure.
We can also help with travel insurance, we can be of assistance and offer appropriate insurances.
Travel experiences of our guests can be found under customer testimonials.
The information collected here is published on the basis of the respective valid rules for German nationals. All information is non-binding and without guarantee, as the situation can change very quickly at any time.
For travellers from Great Britain:
Feel free to contact us, we can assist you with all of the above.
Your Jambo Kilimanjaro Team