Kenya Airways Resumes Flights to Dubai Amid Stringent COVID-19 Rules

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LONDON – Kenya Airways has announced that they will return to fly to Dubai on a daily schedule, effective Monday, 31 January 2022.

This follows the ease of travel restrictions that had been issued by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority on flights from Kenya and other African nations.

Travelers will be free to re-book their flights with all penalties waived.

“The lifting of the travel ban into and out of Dubai takes effect from 29 January 2022, 14:30 Dubai time.

It will impact passengers traveling from Kenya, Congo Brazzaville, Congo DRC, Botswana, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe,” said Kenya Airways.

Travelers are expected to show a valid negative COVID-19 test, based on a molecular diagnostic test, issued within 48 hours of sample collection, from an approved health service provider, using a QR code system.

Additionally, travelers will undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Dubai and self-quarantine until a negative test is released.

For travelers whose test will turn out to be positive, they will be required to follow guidelines issued by the Health Authority of the UAE.

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