Fully vaccinated Kenyans traveling to the United Kingdom will not be subjected to quarantine neither will they be subjected to COVID-19 test before departure.
This follows the removal of 47 countries including Kenya, from the red list by the UK government from October 11, 2021, reducing the number of countries on the list.
According to Kenya’s High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu, the decision will be a boost to tourism and business activities between the two territories.
However, seven countries, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela will remain on the list.
According to UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, the announcement was triggered by increased vaccination efforts around the world.
“Restoring people’s confidence in travel is key to rebuilding our economy and leveling up this country. With fewer restrictions and more people traveling, we can all continue to move safely forward together along our pathway to recovery,” said Shapps.
British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Mariott through her official Twitter handle exuded confidence that the decision will have on trade and tourism.