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September 20, 2021

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Travelers from Kenya will now be able to gain entry into the United Kingdom, after UK moved Kenya from the Red List of countries in it’s covid-19 travel ban.

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UK Travel Ban Relief As Kenya Moves From Red List

UK Travel Ban Relief As Kenya Moves From Red List

Travelers from Kenya will now be able to gain entry into the United Kingdom, after UK moved Kenya from the Red List of countries in it’s covid-19 travel ban.

Kenya has now been moved from the red to the Amber list, which has less stringent  regulations.

The red list tag meant that travelers from Kenya were denied entry into the UK while Britons returning home from Kenya were required to do a 10-day quarantine in hotels, which was quite expensive.

UK nationals were are barred from travelling to countries on the red list in an effort To prevent new COVID variants from entering the region.

The United Kingdom posted Kenya in the Red List in April this year following the surge of the highly contagious Covid-19 Delta variant in the country. The move dealt a major a blow to the tourism sector, considering UK accounts for the single largest source market of tourists in Kenya, at country level, after Germany.

Britons also ranked fourth in the largest arrivals through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in 2019.

Tourism in Kenya is the second-largest source of foreign exchange revenue after agriculture and UK’s removal of the country from it’s VOVID-19 travel ban as Kenya’s tourism enters it’s peak season is a major boost.

The world-renowned migration of wildebeest and zebra through Maasai Mara Game Reserve is just underway and players if the hotel and tourism industry have something to smile about.

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