Kenya’s idyllic natural setting, with its majestic savannah and sandy beaches, immediately makes you want a holiday. Whatever the reason you choose to go there, consider taking out travel insurance or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. This will avoid possible financial, health, and legal complications in the event of an unannounced accident. We advise you to favour contracts whose guarantees cover repatriation, hospital costs, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.
- Political regime: Republic
- Capital: Nairobi
- Area: 582,650 sq km
- Population: 34.7 million
- Spoken languages: English, Swahili
- Currency: Kenyan Shilling
Regardless of your nationality, with the exception of the East African Community (EAC) countries, you need an entry visa to Kenya. You must be able to justify a Return or Continuation ticket (with visas or residence permit for the country of return or continuation if necessary).
French Embassy in Nairobi
Barclays Plaza (9th floor) – Loita street
PO Box 41784 – Nairobi
Tel: ‘254 20 760 55 55’
Kenyan Embassy in Paris
3 Freycinet Street – 75116 Paris
Vaccines and Safety in Kenya
Vaccines and local diseases
The yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers over one year of age.
- For adults, don’t forget vaccines for tetanus, polio, typhoid, meningitis A and C hepatitis A and B, and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies.
- For children, don’t forget vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, meningitis A and C (long stay), typhoid (long stay for 5-year-old travelers and older)
In Kenya, the following diseases are common: Amibiase, spider bites, snakes, fish and scorpions, bilharziosis, cholera, Leishmaniasis, yellow fever, dengue fever, ascaris, hepatitis A and B, sexually transmitted diseases, meningitis , polio, malaria, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.
Security in Kenya
Security conditions allow tourist visits to major nature parks (including Masai Mara, Tsavo, Amboseli, etc.) and in seaside areas in the south of the country. However, security risks are not to be overlooked (urban crime and crime, terrorist threats), a large part of the country is strongly discouraged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They call for constant vigilance and basic precautions. For more information please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Health insurance and repatriation in Kenya
Why take international health insurance when traveling or living in Kenya? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.
Mondassur supports you in your choice of international health insurance by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we will be able to offer you different travel, international student and expatriate insurance packages.