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Govt clears 11 Countries for resumption of international flights

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The Ministry of Transport has cleared 11 countries for resumption of international flights to Kenya scheduled to commence on 1st August.

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The countries cleared are China, South Korea, Japan, Canada, Zimbabwe Ethiopia, Switzerland, Rwanda, Uganda, Namibia and Morocco.

While making the announcement Thursday, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said passengers from the selected countries will be exempted from the mandatory quarantine if they test for COVID-19, 96 hours before travel and exhibit no symptoms of the Virus.

And as preparations for resumption of international flight take center stage, the government has crafted a raft of measures that will guide air travel operations.

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Macharia says the 11 countries have exhibited mild or limited community transmissions or they have declining cases.

Passengers from these countries will also be exempted from the mandatory quarantine if they tested negative of the virus 96 hours before travel and they show no symptoms of the virus.

Those who will arrive or have flights during curfew hours must show valid boarding documents to the authorities with their drivers also showing proof that they were at the airport.

Airlines have been directed to provide passengers with relevant information about Covid-19 preventive measures especially in instance where physical distancing is hard to implement.

 

 

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