US eases Kenya and South Africa travel restrictions

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The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased travel advisories against Kenya and South Africa as many countries upscale vaccination against Covid-19.

The United States has downgraded Kenya’s travel advisory to Level Two, down from Level Four, allowing American citizens to travel into the east African country but under caution.

Under the fresh advisory published on 8 June by the US State Department, travellers coming to Kenya have been cautioned to still “beware of health issues” in Kenya.

The US has further warned its citizens to desist from travelling to the Kenya-Somalia border and some coastal areas due to insecurity.

The advisory has also placed South Africa at Level 3, allowing US travellers who are fully vaccinated to visit. However, the change does not mean that South Africans can travel to the US