Kenya is very safe right now and this is thanks to the numerous efforts from a lot of sectors to ensure that the recovery is going to be swift, very intentional and is not being rushed in any ways whatsoever.
The vaccination program in Kenya, spearheaded by the top officials in the government as well international representatives has made sure that access to vaccines is easy for all citizens more so those who work in the public sector. By this, most of the tourism stakeholders have participated in this activity for their own health safety and for those of their clients. If you are planning that next trip to Kenya, rest assured that from the moment of departure from your home country to landing in any of the airports in Kenya, the Covid-19 protocols will be followed to the latter.
Having faced one of the worst economic recessions in history due to the long lockdowns and the restriction of movement, accommodation facilities have gone above and beyond to ensure they are customer ready and this means your first welcome will be by a Covid-19 response committee who will oversee procedures, operations and guest experience ensuring health and safety are at the forefront. Some where necessary a test with be done, but in all, social distancing is maintained, cleanliness in public areas, cashless payments, facemasks and sanitizing and quarantining for those with symptoms.
Tour Operators and Guides
Just like the hoteliers, Tour Operators are ready to revive back the industry and this means they are also following the protocols and procedure put in place religiously. Just like hoteliers, operators have taken a hit due to covid and for this they take the recovery measures with the seriousness it deserves. So, not unless it is a group travelling together while in the vehicles, everyone will be required to mask up, maintain social distance and sanitize.
Essential Workers and Covid Protocols
If not for any other reason, then the tremendous courage shown by our essential workers should give you a reason to believe that determination is been put. They have not only lost their lives in the frontline of this battle but have also made it their personal business to ensure that in a near future the decease will be preventable and curable without claiming any casualties. The protocols put in place are been followed and observed solely to honor their hard work and not put the country in reverse
“We as Kenyans are ready to have the country up and running and that is why we are observing the procedures put in place and going to get the jab so as in a short while we will be business as usual”, said a trader.
Just like the rest of the world, Kenya has not been exempted from the bitter pill that is covid and the effects have been devastating especially for small scale traders most of whom were forced to close down. This has left everyone with a hunger to bring the economy back on its feet and the public are not ignoring this. Vaccination roll-out has been successful due to them showing up for it, masking up while in public, going for testing and self-quarantining if showing symptoms.
It has not been easy but the joined efforts from a lot of people have seen to it that slowly but surely the country is landing back on her feet.