Second evacuation flight from London set for May 15, returnees to pay for quarantine

A Kenya Airways Boeing Plane. [Photo courtesy]

A second evacuation flight from London is set for May 15, 2020, Kenya’s High Commission in the UK has said.

In a statement by Kenya’s High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu, he urged those who wish to return to Kenya to register with the mission in London before Friday, May 15.

“The Kenya Airways flight has been arranged through the good offices of the governments of Kenya and the United Kingdom. The flight will depart from London Heathrow Airport to JKIA Nairobi on Friday, 15th May, 2020,” the statement read.

It added: “The flight has been loaded on the Kenya Airways booking system and is available for sale on a first-come-first-served basis. Business-class tickets are available at GBP 2,140 and Economy class tickets at GBP 771 per seat.”

The first chartered flight brought back 84 Kenyans stranded in the UK on May 4. 

Those who wish to return are required to to undertake COVID-19 tests from any accredited laboratory and certification issued at least seven days before travel. 

The medical certificate should be sent to [email protected] by May 14, 2020.

The passengers will also have to fill in a Coronavirus Quarantine Declaration Form to returned to the UK medical address by May 14.

They will further be quarantined in Kenyan at their own cost upon arrival.

This comes a few days after the government said that it would bear the cost of quarantine in designated quarantine centres.