Kenya Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations summary

Customs, Currency & Airport tax

All about Kenya
Capital city: Nairobi
Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Local time: GMT + 3
Telephone code: + 254
Bank: Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Customs Rules

Import regulations:

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;... More information

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Fire arms and ammunition require a police permit.... More information

Wild Fauna and Flora:

Import of plants and any plant materials requires a Plant Import Permit (PIP) issued by Kenya prior to shipment.... More information

Export regulations:

Free export of a reasonable quantity of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.Prohibited is export of gold, diamonds and skin and game tr... More information

Crew members customs regulations:

Same regulations as for passengers apply.... More information


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by an Import Permit issued by Kenya and a veterinarian good health certificate and rabies certificate issued at p... More information

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Kenya.Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination o... More information

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.... More information

Currency regulations

Currency Import regulations: Residents may import up to KES 500,000.- (Kenya... More information

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.