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Entry
German nationals require visa. The passport needs to remain valid for at least six months. The visa can either be applied for upon arrival at Mombasa airport or at the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Berlin and costs at present € 40.- or US$ 50.-

Foreign Exchange
Local currency is the Kenyan Shilling. Exchange from Euro to local currency is available at all banks and exchange offices without problem. Many shops, restaurants and hotels also accept credit cards such as Mastercard, Visa and American Express.

Souvenirs
Handicraft, woodcraft, jewellery, fabrics, tea, coffee and spices. On no account shells or corals. Their export from Kenya and/or import into Germany are prohibited and will be prosecuted.

Language
Local language is Kisuaheli. English is business and official language.

Vaccinations
Usual vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, hepatitis A and B should be in place. Especially for Kenya, malaria prophylaxis is recommended. For Tanzania, a yellow fever vaccination is stipulated.
It is imperative to contact your general practitioner or your pharmacist prior to your journey.

Medicine Chest
Independent of the fact that the pharmacies located on the coast can provide the usual medicine or at least medicaments containing the same components, the medicine chest should contain resources against diarrhoea, occlusion, adhesive tape and for chronic patients their habitual medicaments. 

Medical Care
The physicians on the coast are Africans or Indians and practice on their own or in cooperation with colleagues. A hospital meeting European standards is also nearby. Even for a dentist one does not have to go to Mombasa. Comprehensive medical care is ensured.

Journey
Direct flights to Mombasa are offered by Condor, LTU, ASC, etc. Flights via Nairobi with most international airlines are possible with connecting flights to Mombasa on Kenya Airways. Transfer from and to the airport can be arranged for a fee. The transfer time of 1 ½ hours for the distance of 35 kilometres mostly depends on traffic. The coastal route is asphalted.

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