Covid-19 Vaccine Passport now in Kenya
The Ministry of Health has proposed some new COVID-19 containment measures that are bound to make vaccination mandatory from 21st December 2021.
The proposals announced on Sunday by CS Mutahi Kagwe will require ;
- Anyone seeking in-person government services should be vaccinated and avail proof of vaccination by December 2021.
- All public transport operators including drivers, touts, Boda Boda operators, pilots, and air hostesses must be vaccinated and carry proof of vaccination at all times.
- Proof of vaccination to be admitted in public areas such as national parks, hotel bars and restaurants
- All businesses serving more than 50 people to put signage requiring patrons to show proof of vaccination before entry.
- All indoor gatherings are to be limited to two-thirds with proof of vaccination to all in attendance.
Vaccination for Young People in Kenya
The Ministry of Health further announced that the age of Covid-19 vaccination has been reduced to 15.
The Young adults will be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine from Tuesday 23rd November 2021.
Vaccination for European Travellers
All travelers to Kenya from Europe will be required to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination before they gain entry in the country.
A total of 6,388,427 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 3,986,501 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,401,926.
The positivity rate as of 21st November stands at 0.7%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 254,710 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,798,001.