Kenya Airways has announced suspension of passenger flights between Kenya and the U.K effective 9th April until further notice.
In a notice issued by the company, they have cited the suspension is due to a government directive suspending passenger flights between the two countries effective 9th April, 2021.
Due to the government directive, Kenya Airways has introduced additional flights between 7th and 8th April to solve the pending backlog ahead of the suspension.
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Customers affected by the announcement have been advised to reschedule their flights or request for a refund at no extra charge.
Relationship between Kenya and the United Kingdom has been shaky lately following a statement by the U.K red listing Kenya due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to the statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cited it as a personal attack despite their good relationship in a number of sectors including education and energy.
The Ministry further noted the high number of the cases in the U.K and that they should infact donate vaccines to them given that they are the producers of the Oxford AstraZeneca jab.
It is due to the statement that passenger from or have travelled through England will be required to under a two week mandatory quarantine at a government facility at their own expense.
Once at the facility, they will undergo two tests all of them to be catered for by the passengers.