No government services without proof of Covid-19 vaccination

CS Mutahi Kagwe announces covid-19 situation in Kenya [photo: Ministry of Health]

You will have to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to access government services in Kenya from 21 December this year. According to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, the certificate will be necessary to acquire KRA services, Education, Immigration Services, Hospital and prison Visitation, NTSA and Port Services among other things.

The government added that other public services like transport in the SGR, buses, Matatus and all regional travels will require a COVID-19 vaccine certificate.

The Ministry of Health jointly with county governments and other stakeholders, will undertake a 10-day mass vaccination exercise from 26 November, 2021 to facilitate inoculations.

Moreover, owners of public facilities are under instructions to request proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, from patrons starting 21 December 2021.

Additionally the directive applies to national parks and game reserves, hotels bars and restaurants, businesses serving more than 50 people a day, and all indoor gatherings.

Kagwe directs that all indoor gatherings, be limited to two thirds capacity, with proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all in attendance.

On his part, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala backs the directive, saying it is part of a larger set of measures the international community is taking.

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