Insurance Kenya

Kenya’s idyllic natural setting, with its majestic savannah and sandy beaches, is an instant vacation magnet. Whatever your reason for going there, make sure you take out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. In this way, you can avoid potential financial, health and legal complications in the event of an unexpected accident. We advise you to choose policies that cover repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.

  • Political system : Republic
  • Capital : Nairobi
  • Surface area : 582 650 Km²
  • Population : 34.7 million
  • Languages spoken: English, Swahili
  • Currency : Kenyan shilling

Visas Kenya

Whatever your nationality, with the exception of EAC (East African Community) countries, you need an entry visa for Kenya. You must be able to show proof of a return or onward ticket (with visas or residence permits for the country of return or onward travel if necessary).

French Embassy in Nairobi
Barclays Plaza (9th floor) – Loita street
PO Box 41784 – Nairobi
Tel: +254 20 760 55 55

Embassy of Kenya in Paris
3, rue Freycinet – 75116 Paris

Vaccines and Safety in Kenya

Vaccines and local diseases

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of one year.

  • For adults, don’t forget vaccinations against tetanus, polio, typhoid, meningitis A & C, hepatitis A & B, and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies.
  • For children, don’t forget vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B, meningitis A & C (long-stay), typhoid (long-stay for travellers aged 5 and over).

The following diseases are common in Kenya: Amoebiasis, spider, snake, fish and scorpion bites, bilharzia, cholera, leishmaniasis, yellow fever, dengue fever, roundworm, hepatitis A & B, sexually transmitted diseases, meningitis, polio, malaria, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.

Safety in Kenya

Safety conditions allow tourist visits to the main nature parks (Masai Mara, Tsavo, Amboseli, etc.) and to the seaside areas in the south of the country. However, security risks are not to be neglected (urban crime and delinquency, terrorist threats), and a large part of the country is strongly advised against by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They call for sustained vigilance and basic precautions. For more information, please visit the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Health insurance and repatriation in Kenya

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Kenya? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types of travel insurance, international student insurance and expatriate insurance.

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