MIAMI – Kenya Airways (KQ) is back on the prized London (LHR) route after the Kenyan government suspended all services due to COVID-19 cases and in response to the UK decision to list Kenya as a “red list country.”

The LHR flights are expected back on the KQ schedule effective June 26, following the Kenyan decision to lift restrictions on travel to the UK, but all travelers will have to adhere to a strict health protocol agreed by both countries. Moreover, passengers are admitted to traveling only if they are of British or Irish nationality or holders of a UK resident certificate.

In addition, passenger to the UK must have a Covid-9 negative test carried out three days before travel and, in case of transit or coming from a “red list” country, must hold a booking for a 14 days quarantine hotel package plus two Covid tests to be taken while quarantined.

"The resumption of flights to London, United Kingdom (UK) is in line with our plans to grow and expand our routes." Julius Thairu, Acting KQ CCO Click To Tweet
Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 5Y-KZA – Photo : Roland Rimoczi/Airways

Health Safety Measures


Passengers traveling from the UK to Kenya will be subject to a PCR test taken 96 hours prior to departure, undergo a seven days quarantine on arrival, take a PCR test four days after landing in Nairobi (NBO), and give daily personal health information to be posted on a dedicated website, Jitenge, or on a specific Android application. Health information has to be posted for 14 days.

Julius Thairu, Acting KQ CCO, commented, “The resumption of flights to London, United Kingdom (UK) is in line with our plans to grow and expand our routes as restrictions lift which will positively impact the flow of trade and tourism across the region by offering our customers convenient travel across the world.”

Article source: allafrica.com and xinhuanet.com


Featured image: Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 5Y-KZC. Photo: Kochan Kleps/Airways