Following announcement that international flights will commence from the 1st of August, 2020 by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the government says it has place measures and protocols for international travellers from eleven countries.
In a communicatio by Transport CS James Macharia, and made available to africanewsplus correspondent, countries including China, South Korea, Japan, Canada, Uganda, France, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Switzerland and Morocco who have mild and limited community transmission will be allowed.
Adding the list of countries allowed will be reviewed as the COVID-19 situation is monitored.
africanewsplus reports that all Passengers arriving in the country will be required to produce a PCR based COVID-19 certificate whose test should have been done 96hrs before travel.
“Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hrs will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers’ temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs,” Macharia said.
Macharia also informed the public that passengers traveling outside the country will be required to abide by the COVID-19 protocols set in their countries of destination.
Although the 9PM-4AM curfew is in force in the country, passengers on international flights will be excepted although they’ll have to have proof of the same in order to be allowed out.
“Passengers arriving after curfew hours shall be allowed to proceed to their hotels but must have a valid passport and boarding pass. For those departing after the curfew hours, they must have a valid boarding pass before they are allowed,” he said.
Macharia also noted that passengers arriving in the country will not be taken into quarantine if they don’t have any COVID-19 symptoms and they will therefore be allowed to go on with their businesses.
This comes as the country is grappling with the Economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic with the transport and tourism industry being the worst hit.