Kenya suspends all passenger flights from Dubai

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Kenya suspends all passenger flights from Dubai
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Director-General Gilbert Kibe confirms this move on Tuesday that the suspension took effect Monday midnight for a period of seven days, this comes as a result of Dubai suspending all inbound and transit passenger flights from Kenya after fake Covid tests however the ban does not affect cargo flights that are normally flown by carriers such as Kenya Airways and Emirates airline from UEA into Kenya.

“Inbound and transit passenger flights from UAE are suspended for a period of seven days. We are doing this to reciprocate a ban on Kenyan passenger flights to UAE,” – Mr Gilbert Kibe confirms

The ban comes barely a few days after UAE extended Kenya flight ban after it established that travellers from Nairobi were testing positive for Covid-19 after arrival in the Middle East nation, despite carrying negative test results.

The ban comes barely a few days after UAE  extended  Kenya flight ban after it established that travellers from Nairobi were testing positive for Covid-19 after arrival in the Middle East nation, despite carrying negative test results.

KCAA director-general Gilbert Kibe said the scheme involved a racket of private medical testing centres that colluded with travellers to issue fake Covid-19 PCR results to aid their travel to Dubai.

The national carrier said it would refund passengers who had booked tickets for travel within the suspension period. The travellers will also be allowed to rebook when flights resume, said KQ.

Dubai-based Emirates Airlines also announced that it has, in turn, extended its flights from Kenya suspension to comply with the directive.

 

 

 

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