Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced that all international flights would resume from August 1st 2020.
The President also announced the resumption of local flights from July 15th, under strict guidelines in the country’s planned phased reopening.
The move comes after three months of suspension of all travels in and out of the country.
“This will be in strict conformity with all protocols from the Ministry of Health, local as well as international civil aviation authorities and any additional requirements applicable at the ports of departure arrival or transit,” he said.
According to Uhuru, some experts have recommended reopening the county in order to save the dwindling economy.
“They argued that Covid-19 was a health crisis alright; but it was also an economic crisis at the core. If we take care of the economics of Corona, they argued, the health crisis will be easier to manage; more so with the necessary protocols in place,” he said.
Aviation industry has taken a lion’s share of the coronavirus heat with most countries having suspended all international flights.