Bluebird Aviation cargo flights will remain operational despite Covid-19 restrictions issued by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) on 29th March 2021.
In a release on Wednesday, the airline welcomed all cargo bookings from international clients including the dispatch of vaccines to various parts of the East African region and beyond.
“We are ready to play an integral role in fighting the pandemic by accommodating the extra cargo capacity brought by demand for COVID-19 Vaccines,” noted Bluebird.
The airline also noted that humanitarian-based services will continue.
The move by Bluebird Aviation comes days after President Uhuru Kenyatta during his 13th Presidential address declared a cessation of movement by road, rail and air in and out of five counties.
The zoned counties include Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru.
In a separate briefing, Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna noted that international flights are however exempt from this, but travellers must observe all COVID-19 protocols, which include possessing a COVID-19 negative certificate obtained within 96 hours before travel.
Tourists who are coming to Kenya or had booked to travel to Kenya are urged not to cancel their bookings.