US issues advisory against travelling to Kenya

The US has today issued a travel ban to Kenya over Covid-19, crime, terrorism and kidnapping. 

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 4 travel health notice for Kenya due to Covid-19.    

Levels on the travel advisory scale range from One to Four, the highest level.

Level One calls for exercising normal precaution while Two calls for increased caution. Three asks its citizens to reconsider travel while Four, the highest, says not to travel.

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International flights are still operating, though limited. Internal flights are restricted, and road and rail transportation are limited geographically and by curfew, the advisory said.

This comes as Kenya and the United Kingdom (UK) agreed to establish a joint committee to address travel restrictions between the two countries.

Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo held deliberations yesterday with UK’s Dominic Raab, where they agreed to come up with solutions to the impasse.

“CS Omamo and Dominic Raab underlined the need to work on strengthening trade and deepening regional security,” Foreign Affairs Ministry tweeted.

Visitors from four countries: Kenya, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are to be denied entry into the UK beginning April 9.

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