International flights into Kenya are resuming on August 1, 2020, after President Uhuru Kenya lifted the cessation of movement in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, and Mandera, as well as opening up the Kenyan airspace.
The government, through the Ministry of Transport, has already cleared 11 countries whose nationals will be allowed to fly into the country from Saturday.
“Passengers arriving with flights after the curfew with a valid air ticket and boarding pass shall be allowed to their hotels or residences, drivers of those passengers should have evidence that they came to drop or pick up passengers,” said Macharia.
Five international airlines have already confirmed the resumption of services into the country.
Emirates will be the first to resume operations by offering a reparation flight on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, from Nairobi to Dubai departing at around 4:15 Pm.
British Airways will resume on August 1, 2020, operating four flights weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Qatar Airways and KLM will both resume operations into and out of Nairobi on August 3, 2020, with the latter also offering four weekly on the same as British Airways.
Qatar Airways said it will after 14 weekly flights subjected to regular approval further advising passengers to check the information published by the government of their destination country before traveling.
Air France will resume flights on August 6, with one fight to Paris every Friday. There are fears by passengers, however, the airlines may hike fares to cover for the losses made during the suspension of international flights.