Entry into Kenya does not attract compulsory vaccinations. However, when arriving from an area infected with yellow fever, all travelers above 9 months of age are required to have a yellow fever certificate.
On the other hand, it is compulsory to have a yellow fever certificate when entering Tanzania.
This is a mosquito borne disease. The yellow fever vaccine should be given 10 days before the commencement of your trip.
The following vaccinations are recommended just as a safety precaution when traveling to East Africa:
This disease is transmitted through food and water and is recommended for all persons traveling to areas with an increased risk of exposure. The vaccine should be given at least 2 weeks to commencement of trip.
This disease is transmitted between people, food and water and is recommended to travelers to countries with high or intermediate HAV endemicity. The vaccine should be given at least1 month before the trip commences or as soon as possible.
Non-Drug Measures taken to prevent malaria (being bitten by female anopheles mosquito) include;
· Covering up between dusk and dawn in long sleeves and long pants.
· Sleeping under mosquito nets or protected canvas tents.
· Using insect repellants both on yourself and in your room.
Drug measures to Prevent Malaria include;
Taking prophylaxis. This choice of medicine is influenced by the following factors:
· Underlying medical conditions
· Other medication being taken and tolerance of the chosen medication.
The choice of medication should therefore be decided in consultation with your medical practitioner.
Negative PCR Test taken no more than 96 hours prior to arrival in Kenya.
Negative PCR Test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Tanzania.