MemberJuly 3, 2023 at 10:26 am
Yes, it is mandatory. If you have taken it earlier, check its validity. I was told it is a lifetime. But you have to take it from only specific centres. You don’t need it while going to Kenya, but it is required after returning from Kenya at Indian immigration. However, they never asked or checked me ever. But if you can’t produce, you may face some consequences. So better take it once and for all. Airport centres are better and well-managed rather than seaport centres. So look for that in your city. No need for prior appointments, but they have daily quotas. So better go a little early.
Another thing to note, you also need Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) even if anyone is fully vaccinated for polio (which is usual). This you may again have to take from specific centres. Generally, Govt or municipal hospitals. This is also mandatory to enter Kenya and return. Ask for OPV for overseas travel in those centres. No need for a prior appointment, and there is no quotas. Carry your passport, aadhar and tickets (if you have them or else unnecessary).