Travel restrictions will soon be lifted following the launch of the Tourism and Travel, Health and Safety Protocols on Wednesday July 1.
According to Interior CS Fred Matiang’i who was speaking during the meeting with stakeholders in the tourism industry, Kenya will continue to provide security to both locals and foreign travelers to curb the risk of accelerated infections
“Kenya is ready for travel. Kenyans should know that… It’s now a reality that the virus could become endemic and we must all be prepared to live with it and resume normalcy under the prevailing circumstances as global efforts to find a vaccine continues,” Matiang’i stated.
Matiang’i reiterated that the sector continues to be among top priority in the government measures to restore the country’s economy.
“We can’t sit back, play dead and wait for some magic so we can begin to live normally. There is no country that is an example of what we ought to be doing. Therefore we have to learn for ourselves,” he said.
His sentiments were echoed by Health Cs Mutahi Kagwe who said Kenyans need to learn to live with the virus.
In April, the government suspended all international travel as part of the measures undertaken to curb the spread of the virus in the country.
Other sectors that were affected by the directives include the hospitality industry, sports among others in a bid to contain the spread of the virus.
The government is banking on cooperation from all stakeholders to accelerate the recovery of the tourism sector post-COVID-19 pandemic.
— Ministry of Interior (@InteriorKE) July 1, 2020