Forbes names Kenya among nine countries you can travel to

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Kenya has been named in the Forbes list among nine countries where global travel is safe following the coronavirus pandemic.

Forbes on Tuesday indicated that the requirements set by Kenya as international travel resumed on August 1 are evidence that everything is in control.

“Otherwise, Kenya is currently fairly relaxed at the border, and travel around the country is not restricted,” Forbes noted.

The Transport Ministry in its guidelines in collaboration with the Ministry of Health indicated that anyone travelling to Kenya must have a PCR COVID-19 test 96 hours before travel.

They should also adduce evidence of the test which must also be negative.

With this, one is allowed into the country without being subjected to the mandatory 14-day quarantine for inbound passengers, especially from those whose countries are high risk coronavirus spots.

The listing comes against a continued drop in the number of COVID-19 cases reported daily.

Since mid-August, the number of positive cases has drastically gone down but “a flattening curve” is yet to be announced.

So far, 34,705 cases have been recorded with 585 deaths.

Last week, Kenya became the first country in the world to be awarded the status of “Safer Tourism Resilience Seal” courtesy of Rebuilding Travel.

The Safer Tourism Resilience Seal restores confidence among travelers and guarantees their safety.

“Kenya is the first country to be awarded the recommended status of the SAFER TOURISM RESILIENCE SEAL. It’s a great honour and a tremendous achievement,” Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said in s statement.

In July, Kenya was also awarded the Safe Travel Stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

Other countries in the Forbes list are Mexico, Turkey, French Polynesia, Maldives, Dubai, Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia.