U.S issues travel advisory against Kenya
The United States has issued a travel advisory against Kenya due to COVID-19 and the high risk of crime and terrorism.
This comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a level three travel health notice for Kenya due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of the virus in the country.
According to the U.S state department, the risk of its people contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if they are fully vaccinated.
Americans planning to any international travel, are being highly advised to review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers.
The advisory alert captures the counties of Tana River, Lamu, areas of Kilifi and North of Malindi.
Days ago, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said the sector was targeting visitors from countries that have vaccinated the majority of their population including the U.S, U.K and China to aid its recovery process.
The U.S has also warned its citizens against travelling to the Kenya-Somalia border counties of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa due to terrorism and Turkana County due to crime.