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Kenya travel insurance

What is covered with travel insurance to Kenya?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

For more information about what’s covered with travel insurance for Kenya, have a read of our policy documents here.

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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We do pet insurance now too

So if you've got a cat, dog or rabbit that needs insuring, get them covered today.

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Good to know

Before you go to Kenya, make sure you have the right travel insurance. Some things to consider are:

  • The activities you’re likely to be doing - if you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our travel insurance for hazardous activities policy, if needed
  • The cost of your holiday – Sometimes things happen outside of your control, meaning you have to cancel your trip. So it's reassuring to know that you are able to cover costs
  • The cost of your baggage
  • Also, don't forget to check the latest travel advice for Kenya from the FCO

We’ve put together some helpful facts, along with some other important information that you might want to know before your trip to Kenya:

Currency

Kenyan shilling

Most common languages spoken

English and Swahili

Capital

Nairobi

Continent

Africa

Population

Approx. 48 million

Plug type

Plug type G

Driving side

Left-hand side

Seasons

Spring - September to November

Summer - December to February

Autumn - March to May

Winter - June to August

Laws

Local laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Kenya?

Yes, as a UK citizen travelling to Kenya you will need to apply for a visa. You can either get your visa on arrival or before you travel; it’s advised that you apply for your visa before you travel to avoid any queues at the airport. For more information about vists and entry requirements for Kenya, visit the GOV.UK site.

Healthcare in Kenya

Private and public healthcare services are both available in Kenya, however, the facilities can vary quite significantly depending on where you travel to in Kenya. We advise that you make sure you have adequate travel insurance that includes medical conditions before travel, to avoid any costly bills, should anything happen whilst abroad.

It’s also really important to make sure you speak to your GP at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to travel to check whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.  

You can find more information about healthcare in Kenya here.

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