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Kenya awarded safe travel status by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)

By 7th Jul 2020News

Nairobi, Wednesday, July 1st, 2020: Kenya has been awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travel Stamp. This is in recognition of the destination’s adoption of the global health and hygiene standardized protocols dubbed ‘Safe Travels’.

This announcement was made by the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala during the unveiling of the Magical Kenya travel & tourism health and safety guidelines and protocols. This recognition is timely as Kenya prepares to reopen the tourism and hospitality industry after months of closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) validated Kenya’s protocols prepared by the National Tourism and Hospitality Protocols Taskforce.

“I am delighted to announce that Kenya has been listed among the 80 global destinations certified and authorized to use the “World Travel and Tourism Council Safe Travel Stamp” together with our Magical Kenya Logo. This stamp will allow travelers to recognize Kenya as a safe destination once we reopen and implement the health and safety protocols” said CS Balala.

Summary of the COVID-19 Address, 6th July 2020:

  • Ceasation of movement in an out of Nairobi that is in place will lapse tomorrow, 7th July 2020
  • Curfew extended for a further 30 days
  • Kenyans are called upon to exercise cautious optimism and avoid reckless abandon.
  • In the next 21 days, Gok shall observe patterns of interaction. If there will be a spike in the trend of infections, the country will return to lockdown at zero option
  • How the country proceeds from here shall be determined by the behaviour of each one of us individually. We are called upon to be our brothers and sisters keeper
  • Local flights to resume on 15th July in strict conformity with guidelines and protocols issued by MoH
  • International’s travel in and out 1st of August strict conformity to guidelines and protocols issued by MoH