Tanzania has banned three more airlines from Kenya from flying into Tanzania after Kenya failed to list Tanzanians among citizens that can visit Kenya without being quarantined.
The three airlines banned are AirKenya Express, Fly540, and Safarilink Aviation and will no longer be flying to destinations in the country as it has been since the resumption of the flights in and out of Kenya.
During the month, Kenya increased the number of countries that can fly to Kenya without passengers being quarantined to 130. Tanzania was missing.
Kenya committed Tanzania from the listed because Tanzania has not been releasing data on its Covid-19 positioning in the country. The last time such data was released was in April 2020.
John Pombe Magufuli has already declared Tanzania to be free of Covid-19. The man says that Tanzanians prayed hard and God heard them and saved them from Covid-19.
Kenya Airways was the first one to be banned from flying into Tanzania. Although the Cabinet Secretary for Transport Mr. James Macharia said that the issues had been ironed, it seems they are just getting worse.
It has also emerged that Tanzania has banned all agricultural products from Kenya being sold into the country. Ironically, agricultural products such as onions from Tanzania are flooding the Kenyan market, hurting Kenyan farmers.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has not openly talked about the standoff between Kenya and Tanzania. Sources within the house on the hill say that Magufuli has avoided all attempts to have a dialogue with President Uhuru Kenyatta. What is Magufuli up to?
On Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nation and extended the current overnight curfew for a further 30 days. He also extended the closure of bars and clubs for the next 30 days. However, he allowed hotels and restaurants to resume the sale of alcohol with strict guidelines from the Ministry of Health.