UAE airline Emirates announced that it has suspended flights from Kenya on Monday.
According to a statement on the airline’s website, all flights to Dubai from Kenya will be temporarily suspended for 48 hours as a result of a directive from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA).
‘As per directive from Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), all air transport services with inbound and transit passenger movements to the emirate of Dubai from any point in the Republic of Kenya are temporarily suspended for 48 hours effective from December 20, 2021, at 10.30 am (local time). Customers will not be accepted for travel on Emirates flights to Nairobi during this time. Outbound passenger operations from Dubai to Nairobi remain unaffected’
Affected passengers do not need to contact the airline immediately for rebooking; they can hold onto their tickets until flights resume.
A new round of travel requirements was introduced earlier in December by the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis, and Disaster Management (NCEMA) and the General Civil Aviation Authority for those traveling directly from Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, and Ethiopia.
Among these are obtaining a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours after the departure and a Rapid-PCR test at the airport during the six-hour window after departure.