U.S. lowers travel restrictions to Kenya, South Africa

Safrica Airways The ease in restriction however doesn't guarantee easy movement to the U.S

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 Source: africanews.com

The U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has given a greenlight easing travel advisories for both Kenya and South Africa.

CDC has lowered Kenya’s travel advisory to level from the initial level 4, further indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country.

The body further warned that travellers must exercise increased caution to Kenya due to the virus.

South Africa’s travel advisory was only reduced to level three from level four. However, the CDC warned that travellers should be on high alert given the high level of Covid-19 in the country.

The advisory further warned that travellers should avoid the Kenya-Somalia border and some coastal areas due to terrorism.

The new advisories however do not mean travellers from both countries can easily move to the U.S.

Some areas in Nairobi and parts of Kenya were duly marked as red zones due to rampant crime and kidnapping.

Travellers from the U.S. were advised to get the Covid-19 vaccine before travelling to the two countries.

The East African nation has vaccinated fewer than one million people.

Source: africanews.com