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US Issues Travel Advisory to Kenya Over Rising Covid-19 Numbers

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.
Kenyans seeking to visit the United States will have to wait until June 2024 as, owing to high demand, no appointments for visa interviews are being issued.

The US Government has issued a Level 3 travel health notice to Kenya citing an increased risk of contracting Covid-19. 

“Reconsider travel to Kenya due to COVID-19……The  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Kenya due to COVID-19,” the notice dated August 6th, 2020 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reads in part.

“Kenya has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations,” the notice read.

A  Level 3 Travel Health Notice  is the highest risk level and means avoid all non-essential travel.

CDC says the risk of contracting coronavirus in Kenya is high and has listed the country among 208 others on the Level 3 list.

“Travelers at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should consider postponing all travel, including essential travel, to Kenya,” the notice reads.

Other African states on the CDC list include Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

On Sunday, the Ministry of Health registered 1062 COVID-19 recoveries, it’s highest since the first case was reported.

Consequently, 599 more positive cases were reported taking the countrywide tally to 26,436. Two more patients have succumbed to COVID-19 complications bringing the total number of fatalities to 420.

Kenya lifted the suspension of international flights entering and departing the country on August 1st.

On Saturday, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the country was ready to receive tourists and, encouraged local and foreign travelers to take advantage of the prevailing low rates to visit the country’s tourist sites.

“I want to take this opportunity to encourage every single Kenyan to take advantage and to travel…You can travel, you can move,” the President said.

“And now as you know, we have also opened up our skies and flights are coming. We welcome all those who choose to come,” he added.

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.

In my role as Community Engagement Editor For Khusoko, I care about our audience. engaging them, getting news delivered to them across a variety of platforms, and expanding the diversity of voices on our website.

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