Free import by passengers of 16 years or older:
- 1/2 lb. of tobacco or 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars;
- 1 bottle of alcoholic beverages;
- 1 pint of perfume.
Prohibited is the import of fruit, imitation firearms, childrens' toy pistols, etc.
Meat and meat products or any product from domestic or wild poultry, which must be declared and destroyed.
Fire arms and ammunition require a police permit.
All passengers intending to import plants or any plant materials must obtain a Plant Import Permit (PIP) from Kenya prior to shipment (regardless of purpose: duty free gift, commercial, experimental etc.). Passengers failing to comply with the plant protection act shall be guilty of an offense and liable to prosecution.
Free export of a reasonable quantity of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages. Skin or game trophies require an export permit.
Prohibited of export are gold and diamonds and skin or game trophies, which are not obtained from the authorized personnel of the Government of Kenya.
Same regulations as for passengers apply.
Cats and dogs must be accompanied by veterinarian good health certificate and rabies certificate issued at point of origin. Rabies vaccination must be less than one year and one month at the latest prior to arrival. In addition an import permit must be presented at time of entry. Same is available through Livestock Officer, Veterinary Department, Post Office, Kabete, Kenya. Allow 30 days from time of application for import permit (Airmail). Fee: KES 500 per animal. There is a 25% duty and VAT at 16% on arrival.
Prohibited, until further notice, is the import of all live animals, unless consigned as cargo. Furthermore, import (including transit) of domestic and wild birds and their products from countries affected by Bird Flu unless accompanied by a sanitary import permit issued by the Director of Veterinary Services.
Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Kenya.
No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.
Residents may import up to KES 500,000.- (Kenya Shilling-KES) to cover expenses upon re-entry into Kenya. No restrictions apply to foreign currencies. Non-residents may import local and foreign currency without restrictions. However, for amounts equivalent to USD 5,000.- and more residents and non-residents need to hold documents indicating the source and the purpose of this amount.
Residents may export up to KES 500,000.- (Kenya Shilling-KES) to cover expenses upon re-entry into Kenya. No restrictions apply to foreign currencies. Non-residents may export local and foreign currency without restrictions. However, for amounts equivalent to USD 5,000.- and more residents and non-residents need to hold documents indicating the source and the purpose of this amount.