Here you will find important tips and useful information for Kenya.
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Kenya shilling KES
Currency exchange rate
KES 100 = ~ CHF 1.07 ; CHF 1 = ~ KES 93.46 (07/2020)
Pay without cash at merchant locations, for hotel bookings and auto rentals
Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Use credit card with caution. Unauthorized use is widespread.
It is possible to withdrawal cash in the following cities: Mombasa, Nairobi, Eldoret und Malindi.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Severe penalties for violations of currency laws.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Currency exchange not advised on the black market.
Prior to leaving the country, it is advisable to spend local banknotes or to exchange them back into hard currency. Exchanging KES in Switzerland may cause problems and result in considerable exchange loss.
+ 2 h / + 1 h during our summer time
Swahili and English
00 041 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
230/240 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Nairobi, General Mathenge Drive 89, Spring Valley, Westlands
Tel. +254 20 267 3282
9.00 - 13.00/14.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 11.00 h (Sat)
8.00 - 12.30 h and 14.00 - 17.30 h (Mon - Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 2 years previously, varies by rental company.
Minimum age for car rentals: 23 (varies by rental company).
International driver's licence recommended.
Driving exposes travelers to substantial risks.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.
Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Visitors are advised to observe elementary safety precautions and to inquire at local police stations about risks related to itinerary and time of travel.
Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Special legal regulations
Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs (up to life imprisonment).
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
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