Mombasa bans foreigners without Covid-19 negative certificates

Mwembe Tayari
Mombassa Mwembe Tayari. [Photo: Courtesy]

Mombasa County has instituted a ban on all foreigners without a Covid-19 negative certificate.

Deputy Governor William Kingi in a statement on Tuesday said that “Those who do not have a Covid-19 negative result certificate will not be allowed into the county. Anybody coming to Mombasa must produce the certificate to confirm that they are negative.”

This comes after the number of Covid-19 cases in Mombasa and other coast counties shot in the last couple of days.

All foreigners entering Mombasa through various border points at the coast will be required to produce the Covid-19 negative certificate in order to be allowed into the county.

Focus has now been turned to Moi International Airport in Mombasa which sees the arrival of thousands of tourists every week especially now that Nairobi where Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) sits is under cessation.

The ban will also shed special focus on sailors who come from different parts of the world to ship cargo at the Port of Mombasa.

Tanzania has a border point to Kenya in the eastern part of the coast where Kilifi, Kwale and Taita Taveta lie and Somalia to the northeast.

Churches and Madrassa have also been closed in Mombasa as eight people fight for their loves in the ICU.

The Likoni Channel has also been closed to pedestrians who are now required to used the Likoni Floating bridge to cross to the mainland and back.

“Everybody crossing the ferry on foot will now use the floating footbridge as Kenya Ports Authority and Kenya Ferry Services officials have assured us of its safety,” said Kingi.