KIU, Western Campus – The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has today lifted the suspension of flights from Kenya, the flights' authority announced in a press release signed by Hamza s. Johari, the Director-General of TCAA and posted on their website.
According to the release dated September 16, this action was prompted by the Kenyan government removing the requirement of 14 days mandatory quarantine for all arriving passengers from Tanzania.
“This is to confirm that the Government of the Republic of Kenya, through its Circular issued by Kenya Civil Aviation Authority on 15 September 2020, removed the requirement of 14 days mandatory quarantine for all arriving passengers from the United Republic of Tanzania,” the statement reads in part.
“In view of that and on a reciprocal basis, the United Republic of Tanzania has now lifted the suspension for all Kenyan Operators namely, Kenya Airways, Fly 540 Limited, Safarilink Aviation and AirKenya Express Limited. For the purpose of this release therefore, the resumption of flights for all Kenyan operators is with immediate effect and Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has been informed accordingly,” it adds.
On August 1. Al Jazeera reported that the TCAA said Kenya Airways flights were being banned "on a reciprocal basis" after the Kenyan government decided against including Tanzania in a list of countries whose passengers would be allowed to enter Kenya when commercial flights resumed following the lifting of Coronavirus restrictions.
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