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How to Applying for Travel Insurance in Kenya

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How to Applying for Travel Insurance in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Tue Jan 2020 10:18am
You are required to get the application form from the insurance office nearest to you across the country, or even at the nearest Kenyan embassy or even consulate.
Fill in the application form with all the detail information
Along with the application form, submit all the necessary documents.
Upon review and approval of the submitted documents, the responsible office will issue a payment draft which you will take to the bank and pay the required amount in addition to the bank charge
This will be followed by presenting the bank receipts and upon verification of the payment, you will be told when to go and pick your Travel insurance certificate depending on the numbers of the days given.

Required Documents
Full name
3 recent, colored photographs of size 3x4 cm with white background and your name at the back of the photograph
Date of birth
Place of birth
Valid identity proof

Office Locations & Contacts
Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Office
Utalii House, off Uhuru Highway

P.O. Box 30027, Nairobi. KENYA


Tel: +254-020-313010

Fax: +254-020-318045


State Department of East African Affairs
Cooperative Bank House Building

Haile Selassie Avenue

P.O. Box 8846 - 00200



Telephone: +254 20 2245741 / +254 20 2211614

Telkom Wireless: +254 020 2603599 / +254 020 2603733

Fax: +254 20 2229650

Mobile Phone Number: +254 729111108 /+254 733208888

State Department of Commerce & Tourism

Directorate of Tourism
Utalii House, Off Uhuru Highway

P.O. Box 30027, Nairobi, KENYA

Tel: +254-313011, +254-020-313010, +254-020-316849, +254-020-340148

Cellphone: 0710-601103,0735-600444


Tweeter: @utaliikenya

Directorate of Commerce
Teleposta Towers,18th Floor

P.O. Box 30430 - 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254-20-315001-6

An foreigner wishing to travel Kenya must buy travel insurance to cover all their needs whilst traveling in Kenya.

The cost of Travel insurance optional covers varies from one provider to another -- usually starting from around 20.

Valid For 1 year.

Processing Time
Between seven (7) to ten (14) business days

Any foreigner is strongly advised to insure his/her self against any possible risk and ensure that all his /her property are in possession of valid travel insurance for the entire duration of his/ her stay in Kenya.

Required Information
Visitors are required to provide biometric data in order to obtain travel insurance and then a visa to travel to Kenya.
One completed visa application form.
Four recent passport-size photos
Visa authorization telex/invitation with reference number from Kenya or travel agent Proof that you are sponsored which will help to organize the issue of the Travellers insurance visa.

Need for the Document
Travel insurance covers medical expenses and financial losses while travelling, such as loss of luggage, non-refundable per-payments, trip cancellation fees, loss incurred as a result of bankruptcy of tour provider, theft of or damage to personal possessions including money, travel documents and passports, accidental death, and emergency evacuation/repatriation.

There are different types of travel insurance, such as business travel, leisure travel and adventure travel, each of which covers certain activities, conditions and countries. You are strongly advised to insure yourself against any possible risk and ensure that you are in possession of valid travel insurance for the entire duration of your tour, and that your insurance policy covers personal accidents, medical expenses and repatriation costs.

Usually the standard policy covers the following
Trip delay
Trip interruption
Trip cancellation
Luggage delay
Loss of luggage & personal effects
Loss of sporting equipment
Flight connections missed due to airline schedule
Car rental collision coverage
Security evacuation
Emergency evacuation
Medical care expenses
Accidental death
Repatriation costs

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