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Health Alert: Government of Kenya Announces Curfew Effective March 27

Location: Kenya

Event: On March 25, the Kenya Ministry of Health announced 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kenya.

The Government of Kenya has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Government of Kenya has instituted an indefinite curfew beginning on March 27 and in effect daily from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus. If you are stopped by Kenyan security forces for being on the road outside of the curfew hours without proper authorization you are subject to detention by Kenyan police. Visit the Kenyan Ministry of Health COVID-19 website for updated information.

U. S. Embassy Nairobi strongly recommends that U.S. Citizens and nationals enroll in STEP, the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, at step.state.gov. STEP Enrollees receive important information from the Embassy about health conditions, safety alerts, and travel updates. Enrollment enables the Embassy to contact you in the event of an emergency. If you have previously enrolled in STEP, we recommend that you log into your STEP account to ensure your details are current, your country of travel information is correct, and that you set your departure date as ‘indefinite.’ These steps will enable you to receive all our embassy messaging. For any immediate need, U.S. citizens in an emergency can call 1-888-407-4747 from the United States and Canada or (plus) 1-202-501-4444 from overseas.

Actions to Take:

· Visit the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website for updated information.

· Consult the CDC Website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.

· Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.

· Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Kenya.

· Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions.


U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya

United Nations Avenue, Gigiri

Nairobi, Kenya

+254 (0) 20 363 6451

+254 (0) 20 363 6170 (after hours)



State Department – Consular Affairs

1-888-407-4747 from U.S. or Canada

1-202-501-4444 from overseas (Kenya)

Kenya Country Information

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