Health and Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens: Government of Kenya Announces New Restrictions (June 18, 2021)
U.S. EMBASSY NAIROBI
Health and Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens
June 18, 2021
Government of Kenya Announces New Restrictions
Event: On June 17, the Government of Kenya announced further restrictions in response to the worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrictions are focused on 13 counties declared “hotspot zone” – specifically Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Kericho, Bomet, Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay and Migori.
These restrictions in the 13 counties include the following:
· Public gatherings in the 13 counties are suspended until further notice;
· The curfew in the 13 counties is restricted from 7pm to 4 am. Other counties will maintain the existing curfew of 10 pm to 4 am;
· Except for essential and emergency services, movement between the hotspot Zone and the rest of the country is strongly discouraged;
· Non-food and livestock markets suspended for 30 days.
· Employers advised to allow employees to work from home.
· All physical and worship gatherings are suspended for 30 days
· Hospitals must restrict visitors to one individuals per patient;
· All funerals must be held within 72 hours after the confirmation of death, and no more than 50 people may attend a funeral;
· Weddings may have no more than 30 people attending;