Ireland has slapped travellers from Kenya with a mandatory quarantine on landing in the country.

In a travel advisory, Ireland government said all passengers who have travelled to Kenya, even if just transiting, in the last 14 days must be placed under mandatory hotel quarantine.

The advice from the European country comes after the Irish Department of Health classified Kenya as a ‘Category 2’ country on April 9.

“Any passenger who has been to Kenya in the previous 14 days, even if only transiting through and even if remaining airside, is legally required to quarantine at a designated facility (mandatory hotel quarantine) on arrival in Ireland,” the advisory read in part.

It went on, “This applies even if the passenger receives a negative RT-PCR test result after arriving in the State. There are very limited exemptions to this requirement. For further information, please see”

The mandatory hotel quarantine for those travelling from Kenya will be effective from 04:00 Thursday April 15, according to the Irish government.

“Please be aware that all passengers arriving in Ireland will require a Negative COVID – PCR test certificate, taken within 72 hours of arrival in Ireland. Children aged six and under are except,” the advisory read on.

Ireland also asked its Embassy staff in Nairobi to work from home, where possible, in line with the advice issued by the Kenya Government of Kenya to tame rising cases of Covid-19.

It advised travellers seeking further information on extra measures and restrictions on international travel due to Covid-19 fears to check more details HERE.