Kenya will suspend passenger flights to and from the UK, joining a growing list of countries who have instituted travel bans, its national carrier announced Monday.
“The suspension is due to the directive issued by the Government of Kenya suspending all flights from the UK, effective midnight 9th April 2021 at 00:00 HRS GMT until further notice,” Kenya Airways said in an emailed statement.
“Due to the increased demand for travel to the UK before the advisory takes effect on 9th April, we have added 2 new flights on 7th and 8th April 2021. We sincerely apologise to all our customers for the inconvenience,” it added.
The UK will not accept foreign nationals travelling from or via Kenya to the UK, including transit passengers who might only pass through JKIA, Nairobi.
Friday, the UK government said it would add Kenya to its so-called red list banning incoming travel to England citing coronavirus “variants of concern”.
The Department for Transport said the ban on visitors from Kenya, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Pakistan would enter force at 0300 GMT on April 9.