Tourism: Narok Governor urges US to revoke travel advisory

Narok Governor Samuel Ole Tunai is appealing to the United States of America government to consider revoking its travel advisory to Kenya.

Tunai says such an advisory will only help to hurt the battered tourism industry struggling to survive the adverse effects of the covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking in Ololulung’a Narok South, Tunai regretted that the warning made comes during wildebeest migration season in Maasai Mara thus affecting the tourism sector.

Washington issued the advisory on Kenya on Wednesday because of surging Covid-19 cases, a move that has been condemned by tourism industry players.

The wildebeest migration is the World’s eighth Wonder that occurs between the months of July and September, where over three million Wildebeests cross River Mara in search of grass.

The last year’s season witnessed low international arrivals following international travel bans to curb the spread of Covid-19, making the county lose 95 percent of its earnings.

The tourism sector this year has slowly been picking, with both local and international tourists have been seen flocking the pack with strict adherence to regulations set by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Tunai at the same time called on leaders and residents to champion measures against COVID 19 by taking the jab.

The Narok governor is warning locals that health facilities the country are overstretched.

The United States has advised its citizens to reconsider traveling due to the covid-19 pandemic.



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