President Uhuru Kenyatta talking with UK Prime Minister Theresa May CITIZEN DIGITAL
Britain Updates Travel Advisory on Kenya
- The British government has updated the travel advisory on Kenya to reflect the ongoing crackdown on illegal immigrants.The updates include entry documents required as well as health screening procedures.The advisory includes the requirement by the Kenyan government for all foreign workers in Kenya to have (and carry with them) the necessary work permits and documentation.
Swift action will be taken against those who do not comply which includes deportation.
However, work permits are will not always granted; the government is prioritising the availability of high-quality jobs for Kenyan nationals, and may not grant a work permit to a foreigner if the job in question could be done by a Kenyan national.
Also included in the update is information on health screening measures at some airports and border crossings due to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
On 1 August 2018, an outbreak of Ebola was declared in Béni territory, North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kenyan authorities put in place additional screening measures at some airports and border crossings in Kenya for those arriving from affected areas.
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has maintained the advice against all but essential travel to areas within 60km of the Kenya-Somali border, Garissa County, Lamu County (excluding Lamu Island and Manda Island)
Areas of Tana River County north of the Tana river itself, and the region within 15km of the coast from the Tana river down to the Galana (Athi-Galana-Sabaki) river have been marked as no-go zones.
The good news is that the restrictions do not extend to Kenya’s safari destinations in the national parks, reserves and wildlife conservancies