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Kenya Set to Resume Domestic and International Flights

As more countries across the world relax their COVID-19 travel restrictions, Kenya has become the latest African country to open its domestic and international borders to flights.

According to the country’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, domestic flights will resume on 15 July, 2020, while international flights are expected to resume on 1 August, 2020.

Airlines, including Kenya’s Jambojet and Kenya Airways, had in March, grounded their passenger flights due to travel restrictions following the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The national carrier, Kenya Airways is among the airlines affected by the global restrictions, it has joined other airlines in unveiling far-reaching measures such as laying off employees to stay afloat.

While Kenya’s Jambojet have been operating demonstration flights ahead of the reopening, Kenya Airways has not made any official statement regarding when they will resume flights.

However, on 25 June, the national airline of Kenya said its flight resumption would be subject to relaxation of travel restrictions by the Government of Kenya and the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.

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