Magical Kenya is Safe and Ready to Welcome You Back, Says Betty Radier of Kenya Tourism Board
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | January 14, 2021 | News
Kenya Tourism Board
Kenya has welcomed Indian travellers to explore tourism opportunities in the country in 2021. Kenya sees the India market as key to the revival of international tourism and is banking on India to boost footfalls during the year.
Official statistics from the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife indicate that Kenya registered a total of 1,22,649 travellers from the India market in 2019. In 2020, going by statistics for the period January to October, the total number of tourist arrivals into Kenya from India was 25,251. The decline is attributed to the travel restrictions imposed by both Kenya and India as part of the measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Betty Radier, CEO, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) said, “Kenya is blessed with many tourism offerings that excite travellers from across the globe. The India market is one that has continued to uptake our tourism offerings for many years. Kenya and India continue to have cordial relations, especially because both countries are bound by history and culture. It is certainly not by mistake that India has been one of our key source markets.”
“I would like to assure you that Magical Kenya is safe and ready to welcome you back. We have in place Tourism and hospitality protocols within the hotels, and tourism attractions and experiences as well as our airports to ensure everyone’s safety while travelling,” she added.
As part of the health and safety protocols, passengers travelling to Kenya are required to undertake a COVID-19 test at least 72 hours prior to their departure and produce physical copies of it on arrival. The Yellow Fever vaccine continues to be a mandate for every Indian traveller across all age groups visiting Kenya; travellers would thus need to possess a valid vaccine card upon their arrival in Kenya.
Kenya has welcomed Indian travellers to explore tourism opportunities in the country in 2021, and is banking on India to boost footfalls.