Updates on COVID-19 in Kenya

On 29th June 2021, H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta gave the sixteenth (16th) Presidential Address on the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. See key insights below:

  • The hours of curfew are maintained at between 7:00 p.m and 4:00 a.m in the COVID-19 hotspot zone; which comprises the counties of Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay, Migori, Busia, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Kisii, Nyamira, Kericho, Bomet, and Trans-Nzoia up to 31st July, 2021. For the rest of the territory of the Republic of Kenya, the nationwide curfew shall continue to be observed from 10:00 p.m to 4:00 a.m for a further containment period of 60 days.
  • Excluding the above-mentioned Counties, in/person worship and congregational worship shall continue to be conducted in keeping with the one-third capacity rule and in accordance with the guidelines of the Inter-Faith Council.
  • A prohibition against political gatherings and all public gatherings is extended for a further 60 days.
  • All persons coming into the country must be in possession of a negative COVID-19 PCR Certificate, acquired no more than 96 hours prior to arrival into the Country; with the PCR Certificate also having been validated under the Trusted Travel platform for those travelling by air.
  • Duly classified and licensed hospitality establishments must continue to adhere to the guidelines issued by the
    Ministry of Health. The establishments must also ensure the adoption of and compliance with the ‘Tourism Safe Travels’ protocols developed by the hospitality sector.
  • In regard to funerals, cremations and other interment ceremonies; it is directed that these ceremonies shall be
    conducted strictly within 96 hours of confirmation of death.
  • Attendees, officiators, and facilitators of funerals or graveside/cremation ceremonies shall be limited to 100
    persons in total.
  • Attendees, officiators, and facilitators of weddings, celebrations of marriage or traditional unions, ceremonies of rites of passage, and all other similar events or ceremonies shall be limited to 100 persons in total.
  • All hospitals are directed to limit the number of visitors for hospitalized patients to one visitor per patient per
    day.
  • All other rules, guidelines, and protocols not reviewed through this Public Order shall continue to apply until
    otherwise notified.

TRAVEL ADVISORY

Travel from Kenya to Ireland

Kenya has been removed from the mandatory hotel quarantine list for travellers arriving into Ireland

Anyone travelling to Ireland can check out the latest information at https://bit.ly/2VROg9v

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Address by H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta –  June 29th, 2021: see full address here