Two weeks ago, the government issued a ban on all inbound and transit passenger aircraft from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The flight was lifted at midnight on Monday, according to Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Director General Gilbert Kibe.
He however pointed out that “the reason for lifting up the suspension is not for public consumption.”He further stated that UAE has not yet lifted the ban it had placed on flights from Kenya, “but we expect them to do so.”
The embargo, however, did not affect cargo flights from UEA to Kenya, which are generally flown by Kenya Airways (KQ) and Emirates Airlines. The prohibition comes just days after the UAE extended its flight ban on Kenyans after discovering that, despite having negative test results, travellers from Nairobi were testing positive for Covid-19 after arriving in the Middle Eastern country.
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