Official statement on COVID-19 (Updated)
Official statement on COVID-19 (Updated)
16 March 2020
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The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a Public Health Emergency of international concern in January 2020.

  1. The Government of Kenya is closely monitoring the unfolding situation and has further set up a Crisis Management Committee to advice on the impact of this situation to Kenyans at home and abroad.
  2. We urge Kenyans living and travelling to the United Kingdom to remain vigilant and adhere to the prescribed precaution and prevention guidelines provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UK Government through the following websites;

  3. The health, welfare and safety of Kenyans living in the United Kingdom remain a top priority for the Mission and the Government of the Republic of Kenya.
  4. Arising from the pandemic, the Government of Kenya has banned entry of foreign travellers from countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19. This directive is purely aimed at containing the spread of the infection.
  5. However, Kenyan citizens and any foreigners with valid Kenya Residency permits will be allowed entry but upon arrival, they are required to exercise self-isolation or proceed to a Government designated quarantine facility for necessary interventions.
  6. The Mission is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to work with the relevant authorities in Kenya and the United Kingdom to provide appropriate guidance and assistance to Kenyans living in the United Kingdom and foreigners looking to visit Kenya.
  7. Please note this is important information from the Kenya High Commission in London to clients with Consular appointments. All appointments starting from Tuesday 17 March, 2020 have been suspended.
  8. All Services, including Consular, will be provided online through For emergency Consular cases, clients are advised to email for assistance.
  9. The Mission shall advice when normal office operations will resume.
  10. For more information or clarification, please contact:
    Consular Officer
    Kenya High Commission, London
    45 Portland Place, W1B 1AS
    Tel. 02076362371
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Notice to Members of the Public:

This is to notify you that Monday 21st October, 2019 is a public holiday in Kenya. The Mission shall hence remain closed this Monday.

We shall resume normal operations on Tuesday