UK releases new travel information for Kenya following Ebola outbreak

The British government has updated its travel advice for Kenya to include information reflecting a confirmed outbreak of Ebola in western Uganda and added a link to guidance on travelling with mental health conditions.

Regarding the Ebola outbreak, the guidance states:

“On 1 August 2018, an outbreak of Ebola was declared in Béni territory, North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On 11 June 2019, the Ugandan government confirmed an outbreak of Ebola in Kasese District in western Uganda. Kenyan authorities have put in place additional screening measures at some airports and border crossings in Kenya for those arriving from affected areas. The latest updates can be found on the WHO website.”

The new advice in relation to travelling with mental conditions reads:

“While travel can be enjoyable, it can sometimes be challenging. There are clear links between mental and physical health, so looking after yourself during travel and when abroad is important. Information on travelling with mental health conditions is available in our guidance page. Further information is also available from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).”

For the latest travel advice, please check the British Government’s Kenya information pages.

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