After several months of having no frequent updates due to the fact that the world came to a standstill with Covid-19, this is finally changing. We are so glad to start delivering frequent updates on news and new developments in Kenya.
If you want to travel to Kenya you need a COVID19-free certificate as per Ministry of Health guidelines in your possession. You will be required to fill out the Travelers Health Surveillance Form ONLINE via Downloading “Jitenge MoH Kenya” App and Signing up as an Air Traveller on https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/
On September 29, the Government of Kenya announced the following:
Religious gatherings are allowed, but no more than the third of the capacity is allowed in one building.
Sales of alcoholic drinks and beverages are allowed in licensed hotels with residence facilities. Bars and restaurant are also now allowed to sell alcohol.
The closing time for restaurants and bars was amended to close no later than 10pm as of September 29th.
The maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals and weddings is reviewed upwards to 200, with all in attendance abiding with Ministry of Health Protocols.
Schools might re-open but CS Magoha says but this will be determined by the sitting that will be held on the 25th of September.
Alien applications can only be submitted on Monday mornings at 7:30 am. Almost 70% of the officers have been transferred and this has caused confusion at submissions and lag in time because they are very slow and do not understand the Nairobi system offhand yet.
We are experiencing delays on all applications to get approval. It is taking longer than usual as well as the issuance of all permit and visas.
Working hours are also reduced from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Applications are still being dropped in a box on 5th Floor.
The overnight curfew has been extended from 29 September for an additional 30 days and will now be between 11:00 pm to 4:00am.
Measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 are being strictly enforced. Non-essential movement is restricted. You have to wear a face mask in public or be arrested and charged Kes. 20,000/= for not wearing a mask.
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By Sylvia Waiganjo