Magical Kenya Prepares for Re-Opening

Magical Kenya is gearing up for re-opening following easing of the measures earlier instituted by the Government back in March to stem the spread of the virus after the first few cases were detected. A phased re-opening of the economy was announced by His Excellency the President on 06 July during his monthly briefing to the nation, bringing to an end months of restriction on movements in and out of the key cities of Nairobi and Mombasa. The President further announced the resumption of domestic air travel from 15h July, 2020 and international flights to resume from 1st August 2020.

This welcome news of the phased re-opening follows the development of very elaborate Protocols to govern business operations in various sectors including tourism. The Protocols that were developed specifically for tourism operations were endorsed by WHO and led to the destination being awarded the “Safe Travel” stamp by WTTC.

Tourism industry stakeholders have been undergoing sensitization on the various measure to adopt in the “new normal” with emphasis on client health and safety. Kenya has been fortunate to have experienced a relatively low level of fatalities as compared to most other countries in the world to date. This is attributed to the fact that Kenya has a relatively young population with 95% aged under 60, and to the effectiveness of a number of containment measures which have been enforced over the last four months. With a Covid-19 fatalities rate of 3 per one million people, Kenya is below over 140 other countries that have rates that are much higher.

With the resumption of flights to Kenya now in sight, #TheMagicAwaits and we look forward to welcoming visitors back into the country in a Safe Travel environment.

Source: Kenya Tourism Federation