Kenya Airways announced two additional flights to the UK to beat the April 9th travel advisory, which has ramped up short term demand to the destination. The airline has added the new flights on 4th and 8 April, allowing travellers to enter the UK before the restrictions kick in.
“Due to the increased demand for travel to the UK before the advisory takes effect on April 9, we have added 2 new flights on April 4 and 8. Customers impacted by this directive may change their bookings for later travel or request a refund with all penalties waived,” said Kenya Airways in a statement.
On April 2, the UK government issued a directive barring visitors who have been in or transited through the country in the previous 10 days from entering England from April 9 at 4 am.
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However, British, Irish Nationals and third-country nationals with residence rights in the UK will be able to enter the country after April 9, undergoing a mandatory 10-day quarantine in a government-approved facility.
The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) also advised UK citizens against non-essential travel to Garissa, Lamu county except Lamu and Manda Islands, areas within 60 kilometres of the Kenya-Somalia border, areas of Tana River county north to the river, and areas within 15 kilometres coast of Tana River down to Galana, and the remainder of the county based on its assessment of COVID-19 risks.