Kenya has announced the resumption of flights to the UK after nearly a three-month suspension.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the announcement on Wednesday, which came as a surprise considering that the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) had just, days ago. extended the ban for a second time to August 24.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya presents its compliments to the British High Commission and has the honour to convey the decision … to lift all flight restrictions between Kenya and the United Kingdom,” the Ministry said in a letter
“All passengers irrespective of nationality and residency status coming to Kenya from the United Kingdom, irrespective of their route of travel to Kenya, shall be required to self-isolate upon arrival and take a subsequent test for four days after arrival,” the letter added.
Kenyan banned passenger flights originating or transiting through UK airports in April, as a retaliation move following a decision by the UK to impose new travel restrictions against travelers from Kenya saying it had established the South African coronavirus variant was fast spreading locally in the East African country.