You will not be allowed to travel out of the country from next year if you do not have a Covid-19 vaccine passport. This is according to a new directive by Tourism CS Najib Balala, aimed at containing the spread of the deadly virus in the country.
Making the announcement in Nairobi on Wednesday, CS Balala said his docket was in consultations with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), to create the vaccine passports, just like it has been with the Yellow fever vaccination.
“The reality is we’re going to get a vaccination passport. It’s like the former yellow fever vaccination card, so we will have a vaccination card for COVID-19, and probably one will need to be vaccinated every year,” CS Balala said in Nairobi.
Meanwhile, the government has kicked off the vaccination of the Hospitality industry frontline workers across the country. The exercise is ongoing in Nairobi for the next 10 days, and will then move to the other 4 counties within the one zone area (Machakos, Kiambu, Kajiado and Nakuru), and eventually vaccinate all the hospitality and tourism front liners in Kenya.
”The vaccination drive will begin in Nairobi for the next 10 days, we will then move to the other 4 counties within the one zone area, and eventually vaccinate all the Hospitality and Tourism frontliners in all our counties, in Kenya,” the CS tweeted.