The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Kenya, indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country.
Kenya is one of 50 countries moved to the CDC’s risk level 2 earlier this week. This will instill further confidence in the safety of the destination regarding COVID-19, and the country’s tourism and hospitality sector players have committed to adhering to all safety and hygiene protocols.
This was highlighted during a tourism sector roundtable webinar hosted by the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) highlighting the sector’s preparedness for increased tourism numbers in the country.
KTB CEO, Dr Betty Radier, pointed out that the sector was embracing hygiene and preparedness protocols and was committed to compliance. “We have been able to see that, with Nairobi National Park implementing protocols, there has been an increase in visitor uptake.”
Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers CEO, Mike Macharia, said he was confident the hospitality sector was able to ensure that the protocols were strictly adhered to.
“What is required is communication on behavioural change, especially in other subsectors like transport, to ensure that the numbers don’t continue to increase.”
Acting MD of the Kenya Airports Authority, Alex Gitari, said: “I want to confirm that all the measures we have in place are in line with what ICAO provided. These include sanitisation from the screening yard to the terminal building as well as disinfecting the equipment within the airport and ensuring correct social distancing within the airport premises.”
Click HERE to read the latest US COVID-19 travel advice from the US Embassy in Kenya.