Kenya Airways to evacuate Kenyans in UK who wish to return home on Friday

A Kenya Airways Boeing Plane. [Photo courtesy]

Kenya’s national carrier, Kenyan Airways (KQ) will have two Nairobi-bound flights from London on April 24 and April 25, 2020, evacuating Kenyans who wish to return home.

The carrier in a statement said: “Kenya Airways offers you an opportunity to reunite with your loved ones. Fly from Nairobi to London on April 24, 2020 and London to Nairobi on April 25, 2020.” 

Those wishing to book flights have been asked to log in to Repatriation Flights KQ.

The two inbound and outbound flights into and from London destined from Nairobi will, however, be governed by a set of tight measures set in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The ticket rates will be one-way non-refundable. Children not occupying a seat will pay 10 percent of the adult rate ticket.

Further, Kenyans from London will be required to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test at Lancet Kenya.

They will further be required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine which may extend to 28 days at their costs.

These are part of the measures set by the government in evacuating her people in the UK now that international travel has been grounded in most parts of the world.

British nationals in Kenyan who also wish to return to their motherland will do so in this flight.

“British in Kenya who want to go to the UK… please get that flight to London booked! @KenyaAirways on Friday 24 April,” British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Mariott said in a statement on Tuesday evening.

They will be required to present a copy of their medical status to ascertain they are COVID-free before boarding the flight.