Monday, December 6, 2021

Gov’t lifts travel restrictions between Kenya and the UK

The government of Kenya has lifted travel restrictions between Kenya and the UK with immediate effect.

In a statement leaked to media houses, Kenya will now allow flights between the two countries under strict adherence of COVID-19 regulations which will be supervised by the Kenya Civil Aviation (KCA).

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Relationship between the two countries faded in April after the UK red listed Kenya in the number of countries banned from flying into the country due to a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases.

In response to the statement, the government also hit back imposing travel restrictions that were to end in May, the restrictions were then extended for an additional one month ending June 5th.

COVID-19 requirements

Even though the skies are open, those coming to Kenya will be required to present a negative COVID-19 certificate for tests conducted in the last 96 hours.

Once in the country, they will be required to undergo a mandatory seven day quarantine period before proceeding with their journey. In quarantine, they will also be tested.

During the suspension period only cargo planes were allowed to travel amid the UK COVID-19 variant was feared deadly.

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