National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) is set to resume flights to and from London on June 26.
This follows the lifting of the suspension of flights to and from Britain since April due to Covid-19.
“The resumption of flights to London, United Kingdom is in line with our plans to grow and expand our routes as restrictions lift which will positively impact the flow of trade and tourism across the region by offering our customers convenient travel across the world. This route offers our customers convenient connections to key destinations.
“We remain fully committed to offer our customers an onboard travel experience that has their health and safety in mind,” said Julius Thairu, KQ’s Acting Chief Commercial and Customer Officer.
Kenya and UK governments have developed new protocols anchoring the return of flights between the pair of countries.
For instance, passengers travelling to the UK must be of British or Irish nationality or have official residency in the UK.
In addition, travelers must have a negative COVID-19 certificate three days before travelling, book a quarantine hotel package within 14 days before arrival, and take two COVID-19 tests if they have been in a country or region on the UK’s red list in the previous 10 days.
Passengers traveling to Kenya from the UK, on the other hand, are required to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed 96 hours before arrival, excluding children under the age of five.
Further, the new arrivals must isolate for seven days upon arrival and take a subsequent PCR test after for days.
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