Vaccinations & Shots

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While the risk for yellow fever is low in the areas we visit in Kenya, the U.S. Dept of State advises that you should have proof of yellow fever immunizations, or you may be denied entry. 

According to our partners, the situation stems from some border officials asking for documentation while others do not. In effect, we highly suggest that you receive the yellow fever vaccination and carry proof of this with you to Kenya. Please consult your physician or local travel clinic for professional advice. You should receive this vaccine at least 10 days before your trip.

We also recommend: 

All travellers above the age of 12 years arriving into the country through any point of entry will be required to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted not more than 72 hours before departure. For more information read here. . If you are travelling with your vaccine card, you must have a QR code. Please create an account via VaxYes to issue your vaccine card. 

Additionally as per Discover Corps' Health & Safety Protocol, we require that all travellers provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR Test result taken within 72 hours - OR -  an at-home antigen test within 24 hours of traveling.  Just take a picture of your results and sent it to us.  So follow these steps: 

*Note: We highly recommend always double checking with your airlines for their specific boarding requirements.

Regarding malaria in Kenya, there is known to be malaria in the region. However, the risk is considered low. We recommend that you consult with your local travel clinic or physician for recommended inoculations and whether or not to take malaria prophylaxis for travel to Kenya. Your local travel clinic will have some recommendations specifically for you.

To find out the most current travel health information, we recommend that you contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (