Kenya is lifting the strict Covid rules for UK visitors amid increasing demand for safari travel


Visitors from the UK are now allowed to visit Kenya without being quarantined on arrival – a study shows that the demand for one-time trips to the African nation is increasing.

The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has removed the UK from the list of countries whose visitors are subject to a seven-day self-isolation policy upon arrival in the country.

However, visitors older than five years of age will be required to present a negative PCR test performed within 96 hours of travel. UK visitors are required to submit health information daily for 14 consecutive days during their stay in Kenya.

Dr. Betty Radier, General Manager of the Kenya Tourism Board, said: “As one of our key markets, we are excited to welcome visitors from the UK again to experience all that Magical Kenya has to offer. With the restrictions lifted, we look forward to seeing more UK visitors explore our beautiful country again. “

The move comes barely a week after the UK removed Kenya from the red list following its progressive measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

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The Africa Travel & Tourism Association found in a survey of 2,500 travelers a massive demand for travel to the continent.

Managing Director Kate Kenward said: “There is a lot of ground to be done for Africa and the experiences that the continent has to offer.

“It’s no surprise that safaris and wildlife top the list of favorite vacation activities, but it was interesting to see that travelers to Africa are also very interested in the cultural experiences, beaches, history and cities that the destination galore and offers abundance. “

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