A first country in Africa is planning to introduce a 1G rule for travelers.
The corona measure should come into effect shortly before Christmas.
Kenya is planning to be the first African country to only allow those who have been vaccinated to enter the country.
So far, a similar type of regulation is only known in Costa Rica *: Here, access to restaurants, hotels, shops, fitness studios, museums, cinemas, national parks and other non-essential facilities is only allowed for people with a full corona vaccination - what one Makes vacation impossible for unvaccinated people, although entry is theoretically permitted.
Corona: Kenya plans 1G rule for the entry of Europeans
A final vote is still needed, as the
editorial network Germany (RND)
reports, but the government is planning to introduce the new rule for Europeans
from December 21st
The background is the high number of cases that would make Europe the new
Therefore, the country's health ministry is calling for it to be done in a similar way to Europe and for a kind of lockdown for the unvaccinated to be brought about.
The aim is that
Europeans will soon only be able to travel to Germany with a complete vaccination
may - whether there should be an additional test requirement is not yet known.
Until now, entry into Kenya was possible with a negative PCR test.
The new regulations for children have not yet been discussed either.
In the country itself, vaccination is recommended for everyone over the age of twelve.
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Corona rules in Kenya: Further restrictions planned in the country
In addition to the entry restriction, the East African country also wants to restrict
access to many facilities such as hotels, bars and national parks to vaccinated people
With this, Kenya is also reacting to the low vaccination quota in its own country - so far only 4.3 percent of the population have been fully vaccinated, around 8 percent have received a first dose.
While initially hardly any vaccine was available, the government is now encountering a lack of acceptance of the vaccine, as stated in the
Cans had to be destroyed every day because the offer was not used.
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“It is very important that we do not lag behind in this new world order, especially because we are a popular travel destination for many people in the world.
We have to show the world that we show solidarity with the use of vaccines as a means to contain Covid-19, when we welcome visitors to our national parks, on our beaches and in our hotels, ”explains the Kenyan health department about the low vaccination rate.