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Kenya Lifts Ban on UK Flights

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Kenya has lifted its ban on passenger flights to the United Kingdom albeit under strict measures by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents its compliments to the British High Commission and has the honour to convey the decision of the government of Kenya to lift all flights restrictions between Kenya and the United Kingdom effective immediately,” read in part the letter from Kenyan officials.

Kenya banned flights from the UK, effective April 9 in retaliation to a move by the UK to add the country on its travel ‘red list’. The ban on passenger flights on the Nairobi-London route was to remain in force until June 5.

“Passengers shall submit daily health information including the results of their second PCR test on the Jitenge platform/app for 14 consecutive days.

Jitenge is a mobile application that is currently being used to care for quarantined clients at Home or in Isolated facilities. 

The revised protocols are set to take place as shall be advised by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority in a new Notice to the Airmen,” Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a signed statement.

It added: “All passengers, crew coming to Kenya from the UK shall be required to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival and take a subsequent PCR test four days after arrival.”

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