Dates, Programme and Opening Ceremony
The 21st Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (21CCEM) is being hosted in a hybrid format. The physical meeting will be held at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya from Wednesday 27 to Thursday 28 April 2022.
The Virtual format will be hosted on a Zoom Platform. The link(s) and details for joining will be communicated to registered participants.
A provisional programme and timetable will be circulated in advance of the conference. Furthermore, the opening ceremony will be held in the Jambo Conference Centre at the Safari Park Hotel & Casino on 27 April at 1100 hrs EAT. Attendance at the Opening Ceremony will be by invitation and will include all delegates, the news media, local dignitaries and other invited guests. A detailed programme will be issued to delegates on arrival.
Kenya lies on the East Coast of the African Continent washed by the Indian Ocean. It lies astride the equator, and between longitudes 0.0236°S and 37.9062°E.
Kenya’s total area 580,367 square kilometers (224,081 sq miles home to the largest freshwater mass – Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and chief reservoir of the Nile, lying mainly in Tanzania and Uganda but bordering on Kenya. Its area is 26,828 square miles (69,484 square km).
The capital is Nairobi. It is one of the four cities in Kenya. The other cities are Kisumu, Mombasa and Nakuru. Kenya has four international airports: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Moi International Airport, Eldoret International Airport and Kisumu International airport.
Kenya gained independence from Great Britain on 12th December 1963. The Government of Kenya is democratically elected once every five years. Kenya has a Presidential system of Government whose President is both the Head of the State and the Government.
Health and Medical Requirements
The Kenyan authorities will require a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate from travelers coming from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and for travelers having transited more than 12 hours through the airport of a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission.
Delegates are advised to consult their doctors or medical advisers for advice on vaccinations and other medical requirements that needs to accompany the visitor to Kenya.
Primary health care facilities are available within the Safari Park Hotel. A clinic for COVID-19 testing and an isolation room is also in place.
The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Covid-19 protocols can be found through the link KCAA Covid-19 protocols
International Flight Arrivals & Departure
The international airport for Kenya is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways is the country’s official airline. All delegates must hold a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of departure. Further advice can be found here: Kenya Revenue Authority or on Kenya’s Department of Immigration’s website here.
Arrangements will be made by the host country to welcome delegates on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and to bid farewell on their departure. Delegates are kindly requested to submit information when completing their registration regarding their date and time of arrival to facilitate airport arrangements.
Visas, Protocol and Customs
Information about visas and other entry requirements to Kenya is available on the official website www.evisa.go.ke. The host Government will facilitate immigration and customs clearance for Ministers, Heads of Delegation and all other delegates. Liaison Officers (LOs) will be available for assistance at the airport and for the duration of the Conference. For further information on customs, please refer to the 21CCEM website or the Government of Kenya’s Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) website at: https://kra.go.ke/en/