Fully vaccinated Kenyans travelling to United Kingdom will no longer need to quarantine or present a negative Covid-19 test.
This is after the British High Commission in Kenya announced that Covid-19 vaccine certificates from Kenya will now be recognised in the UK.
Kenya’s High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu said the latest move is expected to boost tourism and business travel.
“Thanks to our strong partnership with the Ministry of Health, we have completed the process to recognise vaccine certificates from Kenya,” the spokesman said.
“This is great news for our peoples, Kenya-UK trade, and the tourism sector as we move closer to getting back to normal. The full guidance on entry requirements can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-during-coronavirus-covid-19#if-you-are-fully-vaccinated,” said Manoah.
This comes after the UK Government removed 47 countries from travel red.
The only countries remaining on the red list are Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps also added 37 countries to the list of locations with approved Covid-19 vaccine programmes, so travellers from those non-red list countries no longer have to quarantine for 10 days on arrival from Monday, take a pre-departure test or the day eight post-arrival test.
The destinations include India, Turkey, Hong Kong, South Africa, Brazil, Pakistan, Kenya and Ghana.
However, travellers will have to be vaccinated from a list of jabs approved by the UK to enjoy the privilege. These include Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca.