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Dubai temporarily suspends flights from Kenya – Emirates

Dubai temporarily suspends flights from Kenya – Emirates

Emirates says inbound flights from Kenya for will be suspended for 48 hours effective from Monday


Dubai airline Emirates has announced that it is temporarily suspending all flights from Kenya for 48 hours effective from Monday, December 20, at 10.30am Dubai time.

The decision was taken in line with a new directive issued by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Emirates said on its website.

The DCAA directive applies to all “air transport services” with inbound and transit passenger movements to Dubai from any point in Kenya temporarily banned.

“Customers will not be accepted for travel on Emirates flights at Nairobi during this time. Outbound passenger operations from Dubai to Nairobi remain unaffected,” the airline said.

No reason was given for the new directive.

Affected passengers can hold on to their Emirates ticket and when flights resume, get in touch with their travel agent or booking office to make new travel plans.

“Emirates regrets any inconvenience caused,” it added.

The move comes after the UAE cancelled flights from Congo last week and also announced new restrictions for passengers coming from four other African nations including Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Read: UAE suspends all flights from Congo, announces new travel rules for four other African countries

Countries worldwide are grappling to control the rapid spread of the new Covid-19 variant omicron, which was first detected in South Africa.

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