Kenya Announces Resumption of International Flights From August 1

Kenyatta said in a televised speech that “international flights to and from Kenya borders will resume on August 1, 2020.”

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International flights to and from Kenya borders will resume on August 1. FILE PHOTO

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced the country’s “phase-in reopening”, with international flights resuming on August 1 and domestic travel restrictions lifted.

  • International flights to and from Kenya borders will resume on August 1
  • Kenya announces phased reopening, with the resumption of international flights
  • Kenyatta also announced that worship centre would be allowed to reopen
  • Kenya has reported 7,886 viruses and 160 deaths
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The move comes amid rising pressure to kickstart the country’s ailing economy after nearly four months of coronavirus control that devastated major industries such as tourism.

Kenyatta said in a televised speech that “international flights to and from Kenya borders will resume on August 1, 2020.”

He also announced the lifting of a ban on movement inside and outside the capital city of Nairobi, the port city of Mombasa and the northeastern Mandera.

However, the curfew will remain in effect for a further 30 days from 9 am to 4 pm, effective immediately.

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Kenya has reported 7,886 viruses and 160 deaths – East Africa’s highest official figures – and has seen an increase in numbers in recent weeks.

Less than 200,000 people have been tested in a population of 51 million.

In June, before Kenyatta lifted restrictions , the country had to have a downward-numbing epidemic; The health system must be prepared to deal with an increase in infections, and the ability to monitor and communicate.

Experts looking at those conditions “are not meeting an incredible 100%,” he said Monday.

They agreed, however, that “we have reached a reasonable level across the country to allow us to reopen.”

Kenyatta warned that reopening was “conditional”.

“Any trends that indicate the epidemic worsens, we have no choice but to return to the locksmith,” he said.

Kenyatta also announced that worship centre would be allowed to reopen, but a maximum of 100 people attended.

He urged citizens to continue to maintain social distance and to avoid travel as much as possible, “to exercise caution and avoid reckless abandon.”

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Which international destinations are reopening to tourist

Are you dying to travel internationally again? As the coronavirus infection continues to decline, many countries are once again opening their borders to tourists. 

If you have summer plans to travel, you should continue reading to see which international destinations are reopening.

#1. Greece

Greece is not very much affected by the coronavirus thanks to the stringent locking measures taken early. It was one of the first countries to announce the reopening. After June 15, Greece will open its doors to travellers again. 

After July 1, you can enter Greece without the COVID-19 test or self-isolation.

#2. Turkey

Although there is no set date, Turkey is looking to reopen, but only people from Asia. This makes sense because countries like South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore   have managed to manage the epidemic and keep the cases low. 

No announcement has been made as to when Americans will be able to go to Turkey.

#3. Aruba

Aruba is another country that keeps its coronavirus cases low. The Caribbean is set to reopen from mid-June to early July. Upcoming travellers should take their temperature, but will not undergo a COVID-19 test.

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#4. The US. Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands opened its borders to tourists on June 1. You should go for a health screening but do not need a COVID test. Hotels and restaurants can only operate at 50% capacity, so this may be the perfect time to visit the island without other tourists everywhere.

#5. Mexico

The border lockdown between the United States and Mexico ends on June 22, but Mexico hopes to start hotels by mid-June. It is hoped that the epidemic is under control to remove this barrier and start touring from July.

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