Kenya and the UK to process mutual COVID-19 vaccine certificates


Kenya and the UK to process mutual COVID-19 vaccine certificates
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing on March 29, 2021. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • In a joint statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott said the document will make travel smooth for citizens of bothn countries.
  • The move follows growing public concern about the issue of vaccine certification.

Kenya and the UK government are working to process vaccine certificates recognisable by both countries.

In a joint statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott said the document will make travel smooth for citizens of bothn countries.

The move follows growing public concern about the issue of vaccine certification.

“We want to make it clear that both the UK and Kenya recognize vaccines administered in both countries: Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson. It is false to state that vaccines administered in either country are unapproved,” reads part of the statement.

Currently, neither Kenya nor the UK has completed the process of recognizing the other country’s vaccine certification.

Meanwhile, Kenya has been struck off the UK’s red list.

“We are both delighted that Kenya is off the UK’s red list, which is the result of strong collaboration between our governments and public health experts,” adds the statement.

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