Government extends ban on international flights by 30 days

Written By: Ben Troy Njue

The government has extended the ban of international passenger flights by an additional 30 days effective April 6.

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Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia also directed Countries that would like to evacuate their citizens to give a 72 hour notice.

Macharia also urged public service operators in the Country to adhere to safety regulations or risk cancellation of their licenses.

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The CS said the decisions were arrived at after serious consultation since the two-week ban issued on March 22 expires on Sunday midnight.

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The suspension will however not apply to those flights coming in to evacuate foreign nationals as long as they give a 72 hours notice.

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The ban also exempts cargo flights coming in to the country to deliver goods subjected to approval.

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Macharia also said that Kenya Airways will fly to China on Wednesday 8th April to airlift the much-needed medical equipment necessary in the fight against the coronavirus.

The CS also saying that prisons visits have been suspended for another 30 days.




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