Kenya reopens borders for Indian travelers


The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) said Thursday the African nation had reopened its borders to Indian travelers who were briefly closed due to the second wave of Covid-19.

The temporary ban on passenger flights from India has been lifted after a brief suspension since May this year due to the rise in the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, KTB said in a statement.

According to the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), flights from India to Kenya can now resume, which will give a boost to travel restricted by the Covid-19 pandemic, she added.

The travelers from India are exempt from quarantine as they are in possession of negative PCR-based Covid-19 test results obtained 96 hours before the trip, she added.

To step up containment measures against the pandemic, the visa application process will remain online.

In addition, the statement said the yellow fever vaccine will continue to be mandatory for every Indian visitor of all ages. Therefore, travelers would have to have a valid vaccination card when they arrive in Kenya.

Kenya is currently one of the few long-distance travel destinations open to Indians and KTB has continued to generate interest among travelers in visiting the country through marketing programs including digital campaigns, radio competitions and webinars, among others, throughout the year.

The flight schedule also provides for three direct flights from Mumbai to Nairobi per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

(This story was not edited by Devdiscourse staff and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)


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