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Kenya free of Ebola

All India, 21st August 2014 : The outbreak of Ebola in Western Africa has struck fear into visitors to the region. The disease has a fatality rate of up to 90 percent. The Ebola virus is not airborne, not in water or food, so people would have to come into contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person.

Despite there being no case of Ebola reported in Kenya, the Government in Kenya through the Ministry of Health has constituted a multi agency Ebola Task Force which has been meeting for three months now to assess the situation at local, country, regional and global levels and advice the Ministry on response activities. This task force that comprises public health experts and other stakeholders continue to meet regularly until the Ebola Outbreak is controlled.

H.E Florence I. Weche, High Commissioner of Kenya to India said “Following the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, I would like to confirm to the Indian community and international visitors emanating from India that is very safe and secure to travel to Kenya. Stringent measures have been put in place by the Government of Kenya, especially at airports and other ports of entry to ensure proper screening prior to entry into Kenya, particularly with regard to visitors emanating from areas where Ebola is present.

No Travel advisories have been recommended and our National carrier, Kenya Airways, has instituted strict precautionary measures for the safety of its passengers and personnel.

Wishing you a safe, successful and enjoyable trip to Kenya.”

The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa was first reported in March 2014. The distance between the Western Africa countries (Sierra Leone) that have reported Ebola cases and Kenya is about 7,760 km as per Google maps.

Kenya has one of the most developed tourism sectors in Africa.  And is a very safe destination for tourist. The Ministry is working with airlines to screen travellers who come from or transit through West Africa. Hence keeping high measures to protect Kenya from any threat.

From Tuesday, 18th August Kenya Airways has suspended temporarily all its flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone on the advice of Kenya’s Ministry of Health as a measure to prevent the spread of Ebola from those countries until the outbreak has been brought under control. The Kenya government also announced other restrictions because of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa and is temporarily suspending entry into Kenya of any passengers who have passed through Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

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