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Airlines Updates

20.10.2020 Kenya Airways during the month of November 2020 schedules following International service, including service resumption to the US. Due to various travel restrictions, additional changes remain highly possible. The following list is based on schedule listing as of 19OCT20.

Nairobi – Abidjan – Dakar 1 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Accra – Freetown 2 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Accra – Monrovia 2 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Addis Ababa 4 weekly E190
Nairobi – Amsterdam 2 weekly 787-8
Nairobi – Antananarivo 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Bujumbura 3 weekly E190
Nairobi – Dar es Salaam 7 weekly E190
Nairobi – Douala – Yaounde – Nairobi 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Dubai 8 weekly 737-800/787-8
Nairobi – Dzaoudzi 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Entebbe 5 weekly E190
Nairobi – Entebbe – Bangui 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Guangzhou 2 weekly 787-8
Nairobi – Harare 1 weekly E190
Nairobi – Harare – Lusaka – Nairobi 1 weekly E190
Nairobi – Johannesburg 9 weekly 737-800/787-8
Nairobi – Juba 5 weekly E190
Nairobi – Kigali 5 weekly E190
Nairobi – Kilimanjaro 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Kinshasa 3 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Lagos 5 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Lilongwe 1 weekly E190
Nairobi – Lilongwe – Nampula – Nairobi 1 weekly E190
Nairobi – Livingstone – Cape Town 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – London Heathrow 4 weekly 787-8
Nairobi – Lubumbashi – Ndola – Nairobi 1 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Lusaka 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Lusaka – Harare – Nairobi 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Mahe Island 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Mauritius 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Moroni 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Mumbai 3 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Nampula 1 weekly E190
Nairobi – Ndola – Lubumbashi – Nairobi 1 weekly E190
Nairobi – New York JFK 2 weekly 787-8 (service resumes on 31OCT20)
Nairobi – Paris CDG 2 weekly 787-8
Nairobi – Zanzibar 3 weekly E190

Published on 31.08.2020
Kenya Airways NW20 International network changes as of 28AUG20

26.08.2020 Kenya Airways during the month of September 2020 plans to operate following International service, including additional service resumptions, based on schedule listing as of 23AUG20. Additional changes remain highly possible, as travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned service.
Nairobi – Abidjan – Dakar 2 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Accra – Freetown 2 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Accra – Monrovia 2 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Addis Ababa 5 weekly E190
Nairobi – Amsterdam 2 weekly 787-8
Nairobi – Antananarivo 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Bujumbura 1 daily E190
Nairobi – Cape Town 1 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Dar es Salaam 1 daily E190
Nairobi – Douala – Yaounde – Nairobi 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Dubai 6 weekly 737-800/787-8 (7 weekly from 13SEP20, 8 weekly from 25SEP20)
Nairobi – Dzaoudzi 1 weekly E190
Nairobi – Juba 4 weekly E190/737-800
Nairobi – Kigali 1 daily E190
Nairobi – Kilimanjaro eff 26SEP20 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Kinshasa 3 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Lilongwe – Nampula – Nairobi 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Livingstone – Cape Town 1 weekly E190
Nairobi – London Heathrow 3 weekly 787-8
Nairobi – Lubumbashi – Ndola – Nairobi 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Lusaka – Harare 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Mauritius 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Moroni eff 18SEP20 1 weekly E190
Nairobi – Mumbai 3 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Paris CDG 2 weekly 787-8

Published on 25.08.2020
Kenya Airways Sep 2020 International operations as of 23AUG20

Published on 08.08.2020
Kenya Airways suspends flights to eight destinations

Published on 31.07.2020
Kenya Airways resumes international passenger flights

29.07.2020 Kenya Airways has announced it will resume International operation starting 01AUG20, operating with reduced frequencies. Planned operation as of 2245GMT 28JUL20 as follows. Additional changes will be filed in the next few days, while ongoing travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation.

Nairobi – Abidjan – Dakar eff 01AUG20 3 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Accra – Freetown eff 09AUG20 2 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Accra – Monrovia eff 10AUG20 2 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Addis Ababa eff 01AUG20 1 daily E190
Nairobi – Amsterdam eff 02AUG20 2 weekly 787-8
Nairobi – Antananarivo eff 02AUG20 3 weekly E190
Nairobi – Bujumbura eff 01AUG20 1 daily E190
Nairobi – Cape Town eff 12AUG20 3 weekly 737-800
Nairobi – Dar es Salaam eff 01AUG20 1 daily E190 (2 daily from 10AUG20)
Nairobi – Douala – Yaounde – Nairobi eff 01AUG20 3 weekly E190
Nairobi – Dubai eff 01AUG20 5 weekly 787-8
Nairobi – Dzaoudzi eff 03AUG20 3 weekly E190
Nairobi – Johannesburg eff 10AUG20 2 daily 787-8
Nairobi – Juba eff 02AUG20 4 weekly E190
Nairobi – Kigali eff 01AUG20 1 daily E190
Nairobi – Kilimanjaro eff 08AUG20 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Lilongwe – Nampula – Nairobi 1 flight on 02AUG20, followed by 3 weekly from 16AUG20. E190 operating
Nairobi – Livingstone – Cape Town eff 11AUG20 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – London Heathrow eff 01AUG20 2 weekly 787-8
Nairobi – Lusaka – Harare – Nairobi eff 01AUG20 4 weekly E190
Nairobi – Moroni eff 17AUG20 3 weekly E190
Nairobi – Mumbai eff 03AUG20 3 weekly 737-800 (5 weekly from 10AUG20)
Nairobi – Paris CDG eff 03AUG20 2 weekly 787-8 (3 weekly from 12AUG20)
Nairobi – Victoria Falls – Cape Town eff 10AUG20 2 weekly E190
Nairobi – Zanzibar eff 02AUG20 3 weekly E190

The airline’s planned service resumption in August 2020 also includes following cities, according to its update. However reservation is not available at time this post goes to press: Lubumbashi, Bangui, Kinshasa, Mahe Island, Entebbe, Lagos, Ndola, Mauritius.

Published on 22.07.2020
Kenya Airways to resume international flights from August

Published on 13.07.2020
Kenya Airways July 2020 Domestic operations as of 10JUL20

Published on 07.07.2020
Jambojet set to resume flights to local destinations

19.06.2020 Kenya Airways recently filed changes to its planned operation for the remainder of Northern summer 2020 season. As of 17JUN20, the Skyteam member intends to resume scheduled passenger service as early as 08JUL20, although this date remains likely to change.

Upon service resumption, the airline is reducing long-haul flights until 24OCT20. Revised frequency for long-haul routes as follows.
Nairobi – Amsterdam 3 weekly 787-8
Nairobi – London Heathrow 3 weekly 787-8
Nairobi – Dubai 5 weekly 787-8 (3 weekly from 01SEP20)
Nairobi – Mumbai 5 weekly 737-800 (3 weekly from 07SEP20)
Nairobi – Paris CDG 3 weekly 787-8

As of 17JUN20, the airline’s operation on following routes (including long-haul) remain closed for reservation for travel until 24OCT20 inclusive (schedules on/after 25OCT20 is pending):
Nairobi – Abidjan – Dakar 3 weekly
Nairobi – Bamako – Dakar 3 weekly
Nairobi – Bangkok – Guangzhou 1 daily
Nairobi – Blantyre 3 weekly
Nairobi – Brazzaville – Kinshasa – Nairobi 3 weekly (KQ continues to operate nonstop Nairobi – Kinshasa KQ554/555 4 weekly flights)
Nairobi – Brazzaville – Luanda – Nairobi 2 weekly
Nairobi – Djibouti 3 weekly
Nairobi – Geneva – Rome – Nairobi 4 weekly
Nairobi – Khartoum 3 weekly
Nairobi – Luanda – Brazzaville – Nairobi 1 weekly
Nairobi – Maputo 5 weekly
Nairobi – Mogadishu 1 daily
Nairobi – New York JFK 5-7 weekly

Following service to be resumed at later date, instead of July 2020:
Nairobi – Kilimanjaro eff 01AUG20 2 weekly
Nairobi – Mahe Island eff 02OCT20 3 weekly
Published on 15.06.2020
Kenya Airways targets September for return of passenger flights

Published on 20.05.2020
Jambojet extends suspension of flights to 7 June

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Kenya
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers and crew members must hold a negative PCR test result tested within 96 hours from the date of sample collection before arrival.
  • This does not apply to passengers holding a diplomatic passport and their accompanying family members, provided they are holding a negative PCR test certificate obtained within 7 days before departure.
  • Passengers are required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form during their flights to Kenya.
  • Passengers must hold a QR code showing they have completed a travellers Health Surveillance Form here prior to departure as well as a Passenger Locator Form during their flights to Kenya.

  • Passengers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Kenya, and will be required to sign a ‘Coronavirus Quarantine Declaration’ confirming that they will adhere to the conditions of their quarantine.
    • This does not apply to passengers and crew members departing from Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Congo (Republic), Congo (Democratic Republic), El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, France, French Guiana, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea (South), Kosovo, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States (except for California, Florida and Texas), Yemen or Zimbabwe.
    • Passengers and crew members from the above countries must have a medical certificate with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken within 96 hours from the date of sample collection before arrival. Passengers must have a body temperature that is not above 37.5℃ (99.5°F) and must not have any symptoms of Covid-19.
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Flight Restrictions

published 28.09.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must complete the “Travelers Health Surveillance Form” online at ears.health.go.ke.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken within 96 hours before arrival starting from the date of sample collection.

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Quarantine

published 28.09.2020

Quarantine is possible
Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found at kcaa.or.ke.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

A negative PCR test result of COVID-19 is required to enter Kenya. The test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying; Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine; travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus; all new arrivals will be screened on arrival.
All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further details are in the Government of Kenya Protocols which can be found on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website.
All travellers arriving in Kenya must complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form. After submitting the form, travellers will receive a QR code which must be presented to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (prior to 2013)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Recommended for all travellers aged 9 months or over, except as mentioned below.
Generally not recommended for travellers whose itineraries are limited to the following areas: the entire North
Eastern Province; the states of Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Malindi and Tanariver in Coastal Province; and the cities
of Nairobi and Mombasa.

Malaria (prior to 2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country. Normally,
there is little risk in the city of Nairobi and in the highlands (above 2500 m) of Central, Eastern, Nyanza, Rift
Valley and Western provinces.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Kenya Latest News: Tanzania lifts suspension on all Kenyan flights (The Star Kenya, 16.09.2020). Kenyan authorities extend 21:00 to 04:00 COVID-19 curfew until at least 26 September (Garda World, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    International flights are operating since 01 August 2020. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: travellers are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine. The test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying. Travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are expected to be published soon on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and State Department for Transport websites. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders reopened on 1 August.

    Internal Restrictions:
    On 28 September, the nationwide curfew was extended for a further 60 days. From 29 September onwards, the curfew will be in effect from 11pm to 4am (local time). During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport during curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time, which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving during curfew will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. You do not need a COVID-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya. The Government of Kenya has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver. * Public places and services- The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities are allowed to operate, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the night-time curfew. Bars have been allowed to reopen from 29 September. On 28 September, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 10pm (local time), but will be permitted to sell alcohol, effective 29 September. Large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events remain suspended. However, the maximum number of persons permitted to attend funerals and weddings has been reviewed upwards to 200, with all in attendance expected to abide by Ministry of Health protocols.
    Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    28.09.2020
  • Kenya Kenyan authorities extend 21:00 to 04:00 COVID-19 curfew until at least 26 September (Garda World, 26.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    International flights are operating since 01 August 2020. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: travellers are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine. The test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying. Travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are expected to be published soon on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority [https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations] and State Department for Transport [https://www.transport.go.ke/department/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=387&Itemid=528] websites. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders reopened on 1 August.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 26 August, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 9pm curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving after 9pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches.
    All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the daily curfew. On 27 July, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 7pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol. The Government has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for a further 30 days on 27 July. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    28.08.2020
  • Kenya Kenyan authorities extend 21:00 to 04:00 COVID-19 curfew until at least 26 September (Garda World, 26.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    International flights are operating since 01 August 2020. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: travellers are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine. The test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying. Travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are expected to be published soon on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority [https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations] and State Department for Transport [https://www.transport.go.ke/department/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=387&Itemid=528] websites. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders reopened on 1 August.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 27 July, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 9pm curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving after 9pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches.
    All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the daily curfew. On 27 July, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 7pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol. The Government has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for a further 30 days on 27 July. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    18.08.2020
  • Kenya *****

    International restrictions:

    International flights are operating since 01 August 2020. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: travellers are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine. The test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying. Travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are expected to be published soon on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority [https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations] and State Department for Transport [https://www.transport.go.ke/department/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=387&Itemid=528] websites. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders reopened on 1 August.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 27 July, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 9pm curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving after 9pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches.
    All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the daily curfew. On 27 July, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 7pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol. The Government has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry two passengers in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed four passengers in addition to the driver. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for a further 30 days on 27 July. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    13.08.2020
  • Kenya *****

    International restrictions:

    International flights are operating since 01 August 2020. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: travellers are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, as long as they have a negative COVID-19 test. The negative COVID-19 test must be a negative PCR test result. Travellers with a negative rapid test result will still need to enter mandatory or voluntary quarantine for 14 days, depending on the Kenyan authorities’ assessment on the traveller’s ability to quarantine. The test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying. Travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days.
    Further details are expected to be published soon on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority [https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations] and State Department for Transport [https://www.transport.go.ke/department/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=387&Itemid=528] websites. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders reopened on 1 August.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 27 July, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 9pm curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving after 9pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. The restrictions of road, rail and air movements in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, and Mombasa and Mandera Counties, were lifted at 4am on 7 July. The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the daily curfew. On 27 July, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 7pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol. The Government has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. Vehicles are limited to carrying 50% of their passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for a further 30 days on 27 July. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    08.08.2020
  • Kenya The Ministry in consultation with relevant stakeholders prepared a Protocol for Air Travel
    Operations during the Covid-19 Public Health Crisis. The protocol seeks to provide guidelines to
    ensure that air travel remains safe during the pandemic for domestic and international flights.
    The Protocol recognizes that the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been
    experienced in most sectors of the economy and the aviation industry is amongst the worst
    impacted.

    The Protocol has therefore confirmed that:-
    1. All arriving passengers on international flights whose body temperature is NOT above
    37.5° C (99.5°F); do NOT have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like
    symptoms; have negative PCR based COVID–19 test carried out within 96 hours before
    travel and are from countries considered low to medium risk COVID–19 transmission areas
    shall be exempt from quarantine.

    List of countries identified and announced yesterday from which travelers will be exempt from
    quarantine include:
    • Canada
    • South Korea
    • Namibia
    • Uganda
    • China
    • Rwanda
    • Morocco
    • Japan
    • Zimbabwe
    • Ethiopia
    • Switzerland

    Additional exempted countries identified today following further review and consultation
    between the Cabinet Secretaries responsible for Transport, Health and Tourism:
    • The United States of America (except for California, Florida and Texas)
    • United Kingdom
    • France
    • Germany
    • Netherlands
    • Qatar
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Italy

    Review of countries from which travelers will not be required to be quarantined upon arrival
    will be undertaken by Ministry of Health on a day to day basis. The Ministry will then advise the
    Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Urban Development and Public Works for further action.
    The risk profile of any country could change and therefore the status with regard to these
    clarifications and directives could also change.

    We wish to emphasize and reiterate that from 1st August 2020 the Kenyan Airspace will be open
    to authorised airlines and travelers. The issue is only whether the travelers will be required
    to quarantine upon arrival in Kenya due to the risk evaluation of respective countries. Those
    required to quarantine will do so at Government designated facilities or at their homes subject
    to prevailing guidelines.
    2. For those passengers traveling out of the country, they will be required to abide by the
    particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the destination country;
    3. Passengers arriving on flights after the curfew hours, with a valid Air Ticket and Boarding
    Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their hotels and/or residences;
    4. Drivers should have evidence that they have come from the Airport to drop or pick up
    passengers;
    5. Passengers departing on flights after the curfew hours, with a valid Air Ticket and Boarding
    Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their departure airport;
    6. Air Operators shall provide guidance material to passengers regarding application of the
    preventive measures on-board;
    7. Where physical distancing cannot be guaranteed because of the seat configuration or other
    operational constraints, the crew members will make constant on-board announcements
    reminding passengers to adhere at all times to all the other preventive measures including
    strict hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette and should wear a surgical face mask. In
    addition other measures such as cabin recirculation air filters will be put in place; and
    8. Working jointly with the Kenya Airports Authority and Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, the
    Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works is
    reviewing frequency and timing of flights to facilitate physical distancing at the Airports.

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    04.08.2020
  • Kenya International air travel will resume on 1 August. (The Standard, 06.07.2020) Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air France, KLM and British Airways have confirmed they would resume flights to Nairobi in the first week of August. (The Standard, 27.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Flights are operating since 01 August 2020. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: travellers are not required to enter mandatory quarantine for 14 days, however a negative COVID-19 test is required to enter Kenya, the test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying
    travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus. All travellers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further details are expected to be published soon on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority [https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations] and State Department for Transport https://www.transport.go.ke/department/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=387&Itemid=528] websites. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders reopened on 1 August.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 27 July, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 9pm curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving after 9pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. The restrictions of road, rail and air movements in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, and Mombasa and Mandera Counties, were lifted at 4am on 7 July. The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the daily curfew. On 27 July, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 7pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol. The Government has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. Vehicles are limited to carrying 50% of their passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for a further 30 days on 27 July. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    03.08.2020
  • Kenya International air travel will resume on 1 August. (The Standard, 06.07.2020) Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air France, KLM and British Airways have confirmed they would resume flights to Nairobi in the first week of August. (The Standard, 27.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended by the Kenyan government, with the exception of specially negotiated repatriation, humanitarian and cargo flights. This suspension will be lifted on 1 August. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders are due to reopen on 1 August. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: a negative COVID-19 test is required to enter Kenya; the test must have been taken within 96 hours of flying; travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus; all new arrivals will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further detail in the Government of Kenya Protocols. https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations [https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 27 July, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 9pm curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving after 9pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. The restrictions of road, rail and air movements in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, and Mombasa and Mandera Counties, were lifted at 4am on 7 July. The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the daily curfew. On 27 July, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 7pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol. The Government has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. Vehicles are limited to carrying 50% of their passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for a further 30 days on 27 July. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    31.07.2020
  • Kenya International air travel will begin on 1 August. (The Standard, 06.07.2020) Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air France, KLM and British Airways have confirmed they would resume flights to Nairobi in the first week of August. (The Standard, 27.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended by the Kenyan government, with the exception of specially negotiated repatriation, humanitarian and cargo flights. This suspension will be lifted on 1 August. The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania borders are due to reopen on 1 August. The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs have advised that: a negative COVID-19 test is required to enter Kenya; the test must have been taken within 7 days of flying; travellers must have a medical certificate confirming they are free from coronavirus; all new arrivals will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to quarantine in the place they are staying for the first 14 days of their stay and observe Government of Kenya protocols as directed. Passengers travelling in the 2 rows surrounding the person displaying symptoms will be traced and required to quarantine for 14 days. Further detail in the Government of Kenya Protocols. https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations [https://kcaa.or.ke/protocol-for-air-travel-operations].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Air travel within the Kenyan territory resumed on 15 July. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). On 27 July, the curfew was extended for a further 30 days. During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The Government of Kenya has advised that passengers departing the airport after the 9pm curfew must retain their boarding pass as proof of their arrival time which will allow for movement to their accommodation. Similarly, evidence of air passengers arriving after 9pm will enable access for drivers coming to collect passengers during curfew hours. The restrictions of road, rail and air movements in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, and Mombasa and Mandera Counties, were lifted at 4am on 7 July. The Government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, except when dining, or when adhering to social distancing in hotels, gardens or on beaches. All bars are closed until further notice. Public places, tourism and hospitality establishments, travel and tour companies, hotels and other accommodations, restaurants, eateries, food and beverage outlets and entertainment and recreation facilities have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including 1.5 metre social distancing and the daily curfew. On 27 July, the Government of Kenya directed that eateries and restaurants will close at 7pm for the next 30 days and will not be permitted to sell alcohol. The Government has directed that, in addition to public transport systems, social distancing rules – in the form of capacity restrictions – will also apply when using private vehicles, including taxis. Vehicles are limited to carrying 50% of their passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver. The suspension of large gatherings, meetings, conferences and political events was extended for a further 30 days on 27 July. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    30.07.2020
  • Kenya International air travel will begin on 1 August. (The Standard, 06.07.2020) Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air France, KLM and British Airways have confirmed they would resume flights to Nairobi in the first week of August. (The Standard, 27.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Since 25 March, all international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended by the Kenyan government, with the exception of specially negotiated repatriation, humanitarian and cargo flights. UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights. This suspension was extended on 6 June for a further 30 days. The suspension excludes aircraft in a state of emergency, operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, and repatriation flights. All approved flights must provide completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs. All crew from international flights are required to self-isolate in designated airport hotels at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the duration of their rest period. Nationals and residents of Kenya violating the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully quarantined for 14 days.
    Those coming into the country must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government designated facility at their own expense.
    The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania land borders have been closed to all pedestrians and vehicles, with the exception of cargo trucks. The land borders are due to reopen on 1 August.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Air travel within the Kenyan territory will resumed on 15 July.
    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). During this window, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. The government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, including supermarkets, and when using public and private transport. Social distancing rules have also been extended to apply during the use of private vehicles. Car owners are now limited to carrying 50% of their vehicle’s passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver.
    All bars are closed until further notice. Restaurants can operate ‘takeaway’ services and have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including on social distancing and the daily curfew. The government has directed public places to set a maximum capacity to conform to social distance requirements of at least 1.5 metres. Shops, supermarkets and public transport systems are also implementing measures to ensure social distancing. All gatherings, meetings, conferences and events of an international nature have been banned. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday 6 July a phased re-opening of the country, lifting restrictions in and out of the capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa. Movement into and out of the Nairobi metropolitan area, Mombasa county and Mandera county will be allowed from 4am Tuesday 7 July. (Reuters, 06.07.2020)

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    27.07.2020
  • Kenya Air travel within the Kenyan territory will resume on 15 July. International air travel will begin on 1 August. (The Standard, 06.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Since 25 March, all international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended by the Kenyan government, with the exception of specially negotiated repatriation, humanitarian and cargo flights. UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights. This suspension was extended on 6 June for a further 30 days. The suspension excludes aircraft in a state of emergency, operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, and repatriation flights. All approved flights must provide completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs. All crew from international flights are required to self-isolate in designated airport hotels at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the duration of their rest period. Nationals and residents of Kenya violating the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully quarantined for 14 days.
    Those coming into the country must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government designated facility at their own expense.
    The Kenya-Uganda, Kenya-Somalia and Kenya-Tanzania land borders have been closed to all pedestrians and vehicles, with the exception of cargo trucks. The land borders are due to reopen on 1 August.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). During this window, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. On 6 June, the restrictions of road, rail and air movements in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, and Mombasa and Mandera Counties, were extended for 30 days. Movements within those designated areas are still permitted. The government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, including supermarkets, and when using public and private transport. Social distancing rules have also been extended to apply during the use of private vehicles. Car owners are now limited to carrying 50% of their vehicle’s passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver.
    All bars are closed until further notice. Restaurants can operate ‘takeaway’ services and have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including on social distancing and the daily curfew. The government has directed public places to set a maximum capacity to conform to social distance requirements of at least 1.5 metres. Shops, supermarkets and public transport systems are also implementing measures to ensure social distancing. All gatherings, meetings, conferences and events of an international nature have been banned. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible. You do not need a Covid-19 negative test to board domestic flights within Kenya.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday 6 July a phased re-opening of the country, lifting restrictions in and out of the capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa. Movement into and out of the Nairobi metropolitan area, Mombasa county and Mandera county will be allowed from 4am Tuesday 7 July. (Reuters, 06.07.2020)

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    23.07.2020
  • Kenya International Travel
    Entry ban on all travelers, with the exception of Kenyan nationals, and legal residents.
    Travelers returning will have to self-isolation or quarantine.
    Kenya Airways to resume domestic flights from 15 July, international on 1 August
    Border with Tanzania and Somalia closed on 16 May except for cargo truck.
    Drivers are to be tested for COVID-19.

    National Measures
    Ban on public gatherings, including political meetings and gatherings in bars, extended for 30 days on 7 July.
    Nationwide curfew from 21:00 EAT to 04:00 EAT (local time) extended for 30 on 7 July.
    Movement restrictions in and out of Eastleigh, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale were lifted on 7 July.
    Movement restrictions in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area remains in effect until further notice.
    Gradual reopening of schools starting on 1 September.

    PPE
    Public required to wear masks.
    Social distancing measure: people should maintain 1m distance from each other.

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    08.07.2020
  • Kenya Air travel within the Kenyan territory will resume on 15 July. International air travel will begin on 1 August. (The Standard, 06.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Since 25 March, all international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended by the Kenyan government, with the exception of specially negotiated repatriation, humanitarian and cargo flights. UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights. This suspension was extended on 6 June for a further 30 days. The suspension excludes aircraft in a state of emergency, operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, and repatriation flights. All approved flights must provide completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs. All crew from international flights are required to self-isolate in designated airport hotels at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the duration of their rest period. Nationals and residents of Kenya violating the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully quarantined for 14 days.
    Those coming into the country must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government designated facility at their own expense.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). During this window, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. On 6 June, the restrictions of road, rail and air movements in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, and Mombasa and Mandera Counties, were extended for 30 days. Movements within those designated areas are still permitted. The government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, including supermarkets, and when using public and private transport. Social distancing rules have also been extended to apply during the use of private vehicles. Car owners are now limited to carrying 50% of their vehicle’s passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver.
    All bars are closed until further notice. Restaurants can operate ‘takeaway’ services and have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including on social distancing and the daily curfew. The government has directed public places to set a maximum capacity to conform to social distance requirements of at least 1.5 metres. Shops, supermarkets and public transport systems are also implementing measures to ensure social distancing. All gatherings, meetings, conferences and events of an international nature have been banned. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday 6 July a phased re-opening of the country, lifting restrictions in and out of the capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa. Movement into and out of the Nairobi metropolitan area, Mombasa county and Mandera county will be allowed from 4am Tuesday 7 July. (Reuters, 06.07.2020)

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    06.07.2020
  • Kenya *****

    International restrictions:

    Since 25 March, all international flights to and from Kenya have been suspended by the Kenyan government, with the exception of specially negotiated repatriation, humanitarian and cargo flights. UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights. This suspension was extended on 6 June for a further 30 days. The suspension excludes aircraft in a state of emergency, operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, and repatriation flights. All approved flights must provide completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs. All crew from international flights are required to self-isolate in designated airport hotels at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the duration of their rest period. Nationals and residents of Kenya violating the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully quarantined for 14 days.
    Those coming into the country must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government designated facility at their own expense.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A daily nationwide curfew is in effect from 9pm to 4am (local time). During this window, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers. On 6 June, the restrictions of road, rail and air movements in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, and Mombasa and Mandera Counties, were extended for 30 days. Movements within those designated areas are still permitted. The government of Kenya has directed that face masks must be worn in public places, including supermarkets, and when using public and private transport. Social distancing rules have also been extended to apply during the use of private vehicles. Car owners are now limited to carrying 50% of their vehicle’s passenger capacity. This means five-seater vehicles will only be allowed to carry one passenger in addition to the driver, while seven-seater vehicles will only be allowed two passengers in addition to the driver.
    All bars are closed until further notice. Restaurants can operate ‘takeaway’ services and have been allowed to reopen, provided they comply with Government of Kenya public health protocols, including on social distancing and the daily curfew. The government has directed public places to set a maximum capacity to conform to social distance requirements of at least 1.5 metres. Shops, supermarkets and public transport systems are also implementing measures to ensure social distancing. All gatherings, meetings, conferences and events of an international nature have been banned. Kenyan citizens have been advised to avoid crowded places and to work remotely where possible.

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    28.06.2020
  • Kenya Kenya has extended suspension of all international flights for a further 30 days from 06 June. UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights.  The suspension excludes aircraft in a state of emergency, operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, and repatriation flights. All approved flights must provide completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs. All crew from international flights are required to self-isolate in designated airport hotels at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the duration of their rest period. Nationals and residents of Kenya violating the self-quarantine requirement will be forcefully quarantined for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    All incoming and outgoing international passenger flights are suspended until further notice. The Kenyan government affirms that evacuation flights organised by foreign governments for their citizens will still be permitted. Kenya’s borders with Somalia and Tanzania are closed to passenger traffic and those ferrying automobiles across the borders until at least 15 June. While cargo vehicles are exempt from the measure, truck drivers are required to undergo mandatory health screening for COVID-19. Those coming into the country must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government designated facility at their own expense.

    Internal restrictions:

    On June 6, the Government of Kenya (GoK) announced that movement restrictions in and out of Nairobi’s Eastleigh neighborhood, Mombasa’s Old Town neighborhood, and the counties of Kilifi and Kwale lapse as of June 7. However, movement restrictions in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area, Mombasa and Mandera counties are extended an additional 30 days. Continued restrictions of international flights in and out of Kenya, were extended for a further 30 days.Effective June 7, nightly curfew hours are revised to 9:00 pm to 4:00 am. Those violating the curfew may be arrested and put in mandatory quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. Public gatherings are still prohibited. Per the June 6 announcement, protocols regarding re-opening places of worship will be reviewed by an Inter-Faith Council. The ban on political and social gatherings, to include bars, is extended for an additional 30 days. Wearing a face mask in public is mandatory.

     

    Source: UNHAS [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/eb77c55d-fbca-4670-9c2d-18e154a19666/] [https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm] [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening] [https://ke.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]

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    08.06.2020
  • Kenya UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights.

    International restrictions:

    All incoming and outgoing international passenger flights are suspended until further notice. The Kenyan government affirms that evacuation flights organised by foreign governments for their citizens will still be permitted. Kenya’s borders with Somalia and Tanzania are closed to passenger traffic and those ferrying automobiles across the borders until at least 15 June. While cargo vehicles are exempt from the measure, truck drivers are required to undergo mandatory health screening for COVID-19. Those coming into the country must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government designated facility at their own expense.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide curfew from 19.00 to 05.00 has been extended by the authorities until at least 6 June; essential sectors remain exempt from the measure. No movement in or out of the capital Nairobi, as well as Kilifi, Kwale, Mandera and Mombasa counties is permitted during this time. Police controls have been put in place to ensure compliance with the movement restrictions. No entry and exit movement is permitted into and out of the Eastleigh area in Nairobi and Mombasa’s Old Town until 21 May (closure of markets and restaurants in both areas). A ban on movement in or out of Kilifi, Kwale, Mandera Mombasa and the capital Nairobi is in place until at least 6 June. All people should acquire a mask and wear it when in public. Nakuru CBD has been put on lockdown. The governor of Murang’a has banned incoming travellers from other counties. Residents exiting or travelling within Murang’a will be questioned on the necessity of their journeys to reduce non-essential movement. Markets have been closed indefinitely in Gakoe, Gatukuyu, Jamhuri, Kamwangi, Kiambu and Madarak counties. In Homa Bay, roadblocks are in place on all primary routes into the county, and health officials are conducting screenings on those entering. Similar checkpoints are in place in Naivasha (Nakuru), though primarily targeting Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).

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    21.05.2020
  • Kenya Kenya closes borders to Somalia and Tanzania to curb spread of COVID-19; curfew extended by 21 days (Reuters, 16.05.2020) UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights.

    International restrictions:

    All incoming and outgoing international passenger flights are suspended until further notice. The Kenyan government affirms that evacuation flights organised by foreign governments for their citizens will still be permitted. Kenya’s borders with Somalia and Tanzania are closed to passenger traffic and those ferrying automobiles across the borders until at least 15 June. While cargo vehicles are exempt from the measure, truck drivers are required to undergo mandatory health screening for COVID-19.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide curfew from 19.00 to 05.00 has been extended by the authorities until at least 6 June; essential sectors remain exempt from the measure. No movement in or out of the capital Nairobi, as well as Kilifi, Kwale, Mandera and Mombasa counties is permitted during this time. Police controls have been put in place to ensure compliance with the movement restrictions. No entry and exit movement is permitted into and out of the Eastleigh area in Nairobi and Mombasa’s Old Town until 21 May (closure of markets and restaurants in both areas). A ban on movement in or out of Kilifi, Kwale, Mandera Mombasa and the capital Nairobi is in place until at least 6 June. All people should acquire a mask and wear it when in public. Nakuru CBD has been put on lockdown. The governor of Murang’a has banned incoming travellers from other counties. Residents exiting or travelling within Murang’a will be questioned on the necessity of their journeys to reduce non-essential movement. Markets have been closed indefinitely in Gakoe, Gatukuyu, Jamhuri, Kamwangi, Kiambu and Madarak counties. In Homa Bay, roadblocks are in place on all primary routes into the county, and health officials are conducting screenings on those entering. Similar checkpoints are in place in Naivasha (Nakuru), though primarily targeting Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).

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    18.05.2020
  • Kenya Flights to Kenya are suspended. – This does not apply to: – aircraft in state of emergency; – operations related to humanitarian aid, evacuation, medevac, repatriation and diplomatic flights approved by appropriate authorities. 2. Flights exempted from the suspension must express their intention in writing to KCAA before departure. 3. Airline crew are required to self isolate at the designated airport hotels for the duration of their rest period. 4. Approved flights must provide a completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs. The Kenyan government affirms that evacuation flights organised by foreign governments for their citizens will still be permitted. UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights.

    Internal restrictions:

    A countrywide curfew is in place. People are required to stay in their homes or accommodation from 19.00 to 07.00 (local time), with exceptions for those in essential sectors. No movement in or out of the Nairobi metropolitan area permitted during this time. Police controls have been put in place to ensure compliance with the movement restrictions. No entry and exit movement is permitted into and out of the Eastleigh area in Nairobi and Mombasa’s Old Town until 21 May (closure of markets and restaurants in both areas). Lockdown for Kilifi, Kwale, Mandera and Mombasa county. Marsabit county has also closed its borders. All people should acquire a mask and wear it when in public. Nakuru CBD has been put on lockdown. The governor of Murang’a has banned incoming travellers from other counties. Residents exiting or travelling within Murang’a will be questioned on the necessity of their journeys to reduce non-essential movement. Markets have been closed indefinitely in Gakoe, Gatukuyu, Jamhuri, Kamwangi, Kiambu and Madarak counties. In Homa Bay, roadblocks are in place on all primary routes into the county, and health officials are conducting screenings on those entering. Similar checkpoints are in place in Naivasha (Nakuru), though primarily targeting Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).

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    13.05.2020
  • Kenya Flights to Kenya are suspended. – This does not apply to: a. Aircraft in state of emergency. b. Technical stops where passengers do not disembark. c. Operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, repatriation and diplomatic flights approved by appropriate authorities. 2. Flights exempted from the suspension must express their intention in writing to KCAA before departure. 3. Airline crew are required to self isolate at the designated airport hotels for the duration of their rest period. 4. Approved flights must provide a completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs. The Kenyan government affirms that evacuation flights organised by foreign governments for their citizens will still be permitted. UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights.

    Internal restrictions:

    A countrywide curfew is in place. People are required to stay in their homes or accommodation from 19.00 to 07.00 (local time), with exceptions for those in essential sectors. No movement in or out of the Nairobi metropolitan area permitted during this time. Police controls have been put in place to ensure compliance with the movement restrictions. No entry and exit movement is permitted into and out of the Eastleigh area in Nairobi and Mombasa’s Old Town until 21 May (closure of markets and restaurants in both areas). Lockdown for Kilifi, Kwale, Mandera and Mombasa county. Marsabit county has also closed its borders. All people should acquire a mask and wear it when in public. Nakuru CBD has been put on lockdown. The governor of Murang’a has banned incoming travellers from other counties. Residents exiting or travelling within Murang’a will be questioned on the necessity of their journeys to reduce non-essential movement. Markets have been closed indefinitely in Gakoe, Gatukuyu, Jamhuri, Kamwangi, Kiambu and Madarak counties. In Homa Bay, roadblocks are in place on all primary routes into the county, and health officials are conducting screenings on those entering. Similar checkpoints are in place in Naivasha (Nakuru), though primarily targeting Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).

    Source: UNHAS https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://ke.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

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    12.05.2020
  • Kenya 1. All international flights to Kenya are suspended until further notice.
    – This does not apply to: a. Aircraft in state of emergency. b. Technical stops where passengers do not disembark. c. Operations related to humanitarian aid, medevac, repatriation and diplomatic flights approved by appropriate authorities.
    2. All crew (except those from domestic flights) will have to self-isolate within designated airport hotels at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the duration of their rest period.
    3. All approved flights must provide a completed passengers declaration forms and manifests to Port Health, Immigration and customs.
    The Kenyan government affirms that evacuation flights organised by foreign governments for their citizens will still be permitted.

    UNHAS Ops Limited are still running domestic flights’- no cross border flights.

    Internal restrictions:

    A countrywide curfew is in place. People are required to stay in their homes or accommodation from 19.00 to 07.00 (local time), with exceptions for those in essential sectors. No movement in or out of the Nairobi metropolitan area permitted during this time. Police controls have been put in place to ensure compliance with the movement restrictions. No entry and exit movement is permitted into and out of the Eastleigh area in Nairobi and Mombasa’s Old Town until 21 May (closure of markets and restaurants in both areas). Lockdown for Kilifi, Kwale, Mandera and Mombasa county. Marsabit county has also closed its borders. All people should acquire a mask and wear it when in public. Nakuru CBD has been put on lockdown. The governor of Murang’a has banned incoming travellers from other counties. Residents exiting or travelling within Murang’a will be questioned on the necessity of their journeys to reduce non-essential movement. Markets have been closed indefinitely in Gakoe, Gatukuyu, Jamhuri, Kamwangi, Kiambu and Madarak counties. In Homa Bay, roadblocks are in place on all primary routes into the county, and health officials are conducting screenings on those entering. Similar checkpoints are in place in Naivasha (Nakuru), though primarily targeting Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).

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    10.05.2020
  • Source UNHAS
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Ministry of Health/
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