I was speaking earlier on Global Business Report on Arise News TV about the state of the tourism industry in Kenya following Friday’s presidential directive. We’re down but not out!
Allow me to clarify the following
Hotels, travel agencies, and tour operators remain open and ready to serve you. You can travel later so postpone/ don’t cancel or book another trip. Your deposits are safe with the legit service providers.
Our borders are open so you can visit Kenya as long as you have a COVID 19 certificate. The whole country is not on lockdown.
1) Clarification on travel: ALL domestic flights in and out of the One Zoned Area are suspended and that includes international tourists.
2) Domestic flights connecting Kisumu via Eldoret to Mombasa are still operational for Kenyans.
3) Hotels cannot serve alcohol in public places, only in their clients’ rooms. Bars are also closed. Again, you can stay in a hotel, apartment or go camping.
4) International flights will not be affected. All arriving passengers MUST adhere to all protocols including presenting a negative COVID-19 certificate.
5. Residents of Kenya who are in Nairobi or neighbouring counties of Kajiado, Kiambu, Machakos, and Nakuru can travel within so you can access Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru, Lake Elementaita among other attractions for your Easter weekend. Here are some travel packages
The lockdown within the above five counties doesn’t mean a closure of the country with 47 other counties with their tourist attractions.