United States of America (except for California, Florida and Texas; United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Qatar, United Arab Emirates ,Italy allowed to fly into kenya
Good news to 18 countries as they will be allowed to travel into Kenya.This is after 7 countries were added to yesterday’s 11 countries that will be allowed to fly into Kenya.
Flights from the United States of America (except for California, Florida and Texas; United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Qatar, United Arab Emirates ,Italy will now be allowed into the country.This is an additional to flights from China, Zimbabwe, South Korea, Japan, Canada, Ethiopia, Switzerland, Rwanda, Uganda, Namibia, and Morocco which were announced yesterday.
According to Transport CS James Macharia, agreed protocol dictates that passengers who will arrive with a PCR-based COVID-19 negative certificate and body temperature not exceeding 37.5°C will be exempt from quarantine.
“They should not have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms and must have been tested 96 hours before travel,” the CS said.
The Transport CS said the list will be reviewed on an ongoing basis because the COVID-19 situation is not static.
He further noted that passengers traveling out of Kenya will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19-related requirements of the destination country.
The CS urged airlines to ensure that passengers comply with the requirements before boarding.
In addition, passengers arriving to Kenya after curfew has begun, that is 9pm, will be required to have a valid air ticket to be allowed to proceed to their hotels or residences.
The government will also require that drivers of passengers for international flights to have evidence that they came from the airport.
Passengers departing on flights after curfew will have to ensure they have a valid air ticket and boarding pass to be allowed to proceed to their destination or departure airport.
Airline operators will also be required to provide guidance material to passengers regarding application of the preventive measures on board their aircrafts.
“We know that initially the number of people traveling will be quite low so we shall be reviewing in the first week to see how many flights are getting to Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu or Eldoret and then we shall take the appropriate measures for social distancing,” CS Macharia said.