The United Kingdom (UK) has added Kenya in the list of countries where travelers are barred from entering over COVID-19 fears.
The notice which takes effect from April 9th has informed all travelers who have been in the country or through in the last 10 days to undergo mandatory isolation before gaining entry.
“Here are new restrictions for entering the UK from Kenya. From 0400 UK time on 9 April, visitors who have been in or transited through Kenya in the previous 10 days will be refused entry into England.” Said UK in Kenya.
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“UK Govt add Kenya to list of Countries from where passengers are banned- Those that have been in or transited through Kenya in the last 10 days will be refused entry into the U.K. This will go into effect 4am- 9th April.” Said Said Journalist Samira.
The news comes a time when the country is battling to contain the increased number of cases in the country amid warning from the Ministry of Health.
Already five counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kiambu, Kajiado and Nakuru have been locked by the President after it was established to be regions of super spreaders by the government.
Residents have however been promised of changes in the orders if the cases are contained and transmission dealt with.
Kenyans have however cried foul over the orders given the hard economic times especially when business were trying to recover from the pandemic. Businesses hard hit included hotels and restaurants.
Already many Kenyans have already been rendered jobless with business owners threatening to shut down if the orders continue. They however noted payment of loans as a challenge calling on the government to intervene.