As of March 16, the Department of Immigration is limiting access to immigration services. Additionally, foreign nationals coming from countries with reported cases of COVID-19 are prohibited from entering the country.

Key Points:

  • Immigration services are limited, affecting work permit and pass application processing.
  • Permits and passes already paid for and issued in the Immigration system are deemed valid from the date of payment and will be endorsed in the applicant’s passport at a future date.
  • All foreign nationals, except those with valid residence permits, are prohibited from entering Kenya for 30 days from March 15.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should reconsider employee travel plans and anticipate further restrictions and disruptions to employee mobility and government services. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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