The list of countries that Kenyan passport holders cannot travel to has grown to fifty four. This is according to the latest report by the Henley Passport Index. The report indicates the number of countries that Kenyans can visit without visa has also dropped from 79 in December, 64 in quarter two of this year to 59.
The index has ranked some of the countries that Kenyan passport holders have been banned from traveling to as including Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Cambodia, UK, Canada, Portugal, Denmark, Bulgaria, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Chile, Czech Republic, Cyprus and Cameroon.
This list has grown due to the movement restrictions that governments across the world have been implementing.
“Borders remain firmly closed in several countries, including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, while many others continue to ban travelers from high-risk regions,” says the Henley & Partners report.
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However, despite, governments banning Kenyans from traveling, the government has not reciprocated with any bans on any of the fifty four countries. Nonetheless, citizens from a number of countries have been asked to isolate themselves after landing in the country. These include citizens from countries such as Ireland, Kuwait, Pakistan Brunei and Thailand.
“The Kenyan passport also lost its strength in Africa, dropping from the ninth position to 11 where it ties with Tanzania and Ghana. The Passport Index shows Kenya ranked behind Seychelles, South Africa, Mauritius, Botswana, Namibia, Tunisia and Swaziland among other African States,” a report that appeared in a local daily said.