The Government has responded to the UK’s unilateral restrictions of travel from Kenya by requiring that all passengers from British airports go through mandatory 14-day isolation.
This is to be at Government designated facility where the visitors will meet the accommodation costs.
Restrictions on UK visitors by Kenya
In isolation, the UK visitors will be required to take two PCR COVID-19 tests on day two and day 8 of their quarantine at their own cost.
According to a statement by the Country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, issued on April 3rd, 2021, these restrictions commence at midnight of 9th April 2021.
Exempted are cargo flights between the two countries that will continue to operate through specific protocols to be announced.
Kenyan Nationals resident in the UK or transiting through British Airports into Kenya will also be excluded from these restrictions.
“The decision by the UK Government to ‘Red List’ Kenya and stop all travel from the country as well as residents transiting through to the UK, has been received with regret and disappointment,” said the statement from the foreign ministry.
The Government has warned that the UK’s travel ban will have far-reaching consequences on the two nation’s trade, travel, tourism, and security cooperation
It says the UK is showing discriminatory tendencies against certain countries and peoples, with many vaccines producing nations such as the UK practising some form of vaccine nationalism, possessiveness and discrimination coupled with vaccine hoarding attitude.