The Kenyan Government through the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife says it has set aside $5 Million (Ksh 500 Mn) for its post Coronavirus (Covid-19) recovery plan.
The country’s minister for Tourism Mr Najib Bala said this at a tourism stakeholders meeting held in Nairobi which brought together Nairobi hoteliers, tour operators, travel agents, and airline representatives. The meeting had been convened by the Ministry of Tourism to discuss the preparedness of the Government in relation to tourism following the global Covid-19 crisis.
“Part of this money will be used to restore destination confidence to ensure that Kenya remains as a preferred travel destination globally while the rest will be used for the post Coronavirus recovery strategy in all our key source market” Said CS Balala
Currently, the Ministry of Health is overseeing the training of 5000 doctors and nurses to ensure that the country is well prepared in case the pandemic strikes. Kenya has also been selected as the hub for CDC Africa which ensures that the country is at the centre of eliminating the disease.
Despite the fact that Kenya has not reported any Coronavirus case, Kenya’s tourism industry has been one of the most hit sectors due to the global nature of the crisis, especially with most of the key source markets in Europe and Asia reducing travel.