Kenyans traveling out of the country from 2022 will be required to have a vaccine passport, this is according to the country’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Najib Balala.
The Government is in consultations with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), to create the vaccine passports.
“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.” Balala said.
The announcement was made during the launch of the vaccination drive of the hospitality and tourism sector to hoteliers, tour drivers, travel agents, restaurants foodservice and bars employees in KICC, Nairobi.
“COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool in curbing the effects of the pandemic, which will eventually help tourism rise again.” the ministry of tourism said.
The vaccination drive will begin 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 frontline workers in Kenya.
Source: CGTN Africa