Kenyan citizens are not allowed to travel to European Union borders, which are to be reopened by the beginning of July. In Africa, only citizens from Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Rwanda are allowed to travel.
According to sources of Euronews, EU officials failed to agree on a common list of the countries that would be banned from entering the block upon the border reopening but managed to create a list of the countries with a better epidemiological situation, the citizens of which will be able to enter Europe by the end of next week.
The same sources have also confirmed that citizens of Brazil, Qatar, the US, and Russia will only be able to enter Europe at a later date when the epidemiological situation in these countries improves.
“The European Union has an internal process to determine from which countries it would be safe to accept travelers,” EU Commission spokesman Eric Mamer said last Thursday, adding that its decisions are “based on health criteria.”
On June 11, the Commission presented its recommendation on the reopening of internal Schengen borders on June 15, so that Europeans can travel within the borderless area freely, just as they did pre-pandemic.
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At the same time, the Commission recommended that the Member States should start allowing third-country nationals to enter the EU starting from July 1, gradually and partially, based on the epidemiological situation in each third-country.
Kenya on Monday recorded 120 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country’s total confirmed cases to 6,190.
The new cases emerged from 2,221 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours, Health CAS Rashid Aman said.
From the new cases, the youngest is six years old while the oldest 83 years.
Another 42 patients were discharged.
However, one more patient has succumbed, raising fatalities to 144.
Nationals of the following countries are listed in this draft list:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Costa Rica
- Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
- New Zealand
- Saint Lucia
- South Korea
- Vatican City