Kenya has become the latest African country to announce dates for the resumption of scheduled flights, amid reports that its flag carrier plans to make job cuts ahead of a possible nationalisation. The Kenyan government says domestic flights will be allowed to resume on 15 […]
Kenya will allow international flights to resume on 1st August 2020. The World Travel and Tourism Council has given Kenya the Safe Travel Stamp, acknowledging that Kenya has adopted the global standards in health and hygiene in a post Covid-19 world. Rwanda also opened their borders to all countries, however with some very strict rules.
The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA) and the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) have designed a protocol on the preparedness and response for Covid-19 outbreak for the tourism and hospitality industry in Uganda mainly to assist and guide tourism and hospitality enterprises along the tourism value chain during the Covid 19 -post lockdown.
One list contains 47 countries and includes only those nations with an infection rate lower than the E.U. average. The other longer list has 54 countries and also includes those nations with slightly worse case rates than the E.U. average, going up to 20 new cases per 100,000 people.
On 18 March, public gatherings including places of worship, pubs, weddings, music shows, rallies and cultural meetings were suspended for 32 days with immediate effect. Foreigners and Ugandans arriving in the country will be put under 14-day mandatory quarantine in hotels designated by the government that are in Entebbe,
African nations have begun imposing travel restrictions as many confirmed cases came from abroad. Algeria cut off all air and sea contact with Europe, effective Thursday. South Africa announced it will revoke nearly 10,000 visas issued to people from China and Iran, two of the hardest-hit countries, in January and February.
The novel coronavirus, identified by Chinese authorities on January 7 and since named SARS-CoV-2, is a new strain that had not been previously identified in humans. Little is known about it, although human-to-human transmission has been confirmed.
Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Guinea announced their first confirmed cases of corona virus on Friday as the disease has now spread to at least 18 countries in Africa. Other African countries that reported cases of the disease are Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, the
Travelers who intend to depart Kenya must first visit an authorized laboratory (according to the government of Kenya, all PCR COVID-19 testing laboratories are now part of the TT system), obtain a PCR COVID-19 test with a negative result, and be issued a TT code that be verified by airlines and immigration authorities.