Kenya has added the UK to the list of 5 countries whose travellers arriving in the country, must adhere to a mandatory 14-days quarantine.
According to Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), all passenger flights, commercial or charter, between Kenya and the UK, will be postponed.
The other countries include; Brunei, Czech Republic, Kuwait, Pakistan and Thailand.
Travellers from the six countries ought to possess a negative PCR-based COVID-19 test result.
The test must be done within 96 hours afore travel.
“All UK citizens and residents travelling to Kenya from the UK via any route who have a valid COVID-19 PCR test, but do not have a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, will be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine.”
However, KCAA remarked that all travellers under the age of 18 will only require a certificate of COVID-19 negative PCR test to enter Kenya.
All the travellers will be quarantined on their budget.
Meanwhile, Kenya confirmed numerous cases of the extremely double mutant India COVID-19 variant from travellers last week.
According to the Health Ministry, the prevailing variant in the country is the British variant which is also known as the B.1.1.7.
Kenyans have been reminded to remain cautious as the government continues to put efforts to combat the new COVID-19 variants in the country.
By Everlyne Bosibori