Kenya to resume International flights from August 1


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 Coronathey 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.

Aneta Felix

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.

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