President Yoweri Museveni’s government has ordered health officials to ensure all Kenyans entering Uganda have undergone mandatory vaccination against Yellow Fever.
Uganda’s Health Ministry ranked Kenya as a high risk country alongside Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan after Kenya reported two suspected cases of Yellow Fever this month.
There’s no reported case of any Kenyans denied entry into Uganda for lack of a Yellow Fever vaccination card but the directive has since been termed as an overreaction, considering Uganda is Kenyan biggest trading partner.
Kenya has also said it will deny exit or entry to Kenyans or foreigners from any yellow fever prone areas without a vaccination certificate.
The World Health Organization has raised a red flag on 42 countries worldwide.
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