Passengers from India to Undergo Mandatory Testing as Flights Suspended for two .
by Helvine Achieng
April 29, 2021
The Kenyan Government has suspended all passenger flights from India for 14 days following a spike in COVID-19 infections. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe stated that the suspension would take effect from Friday, and those arriving before then expected to undergo mandatory testing.
"Those found positive for Covid-19 shall be isolated for 14 days at their own cost," stated the CS.
Kagwe, however, added that cargo flights would continue upon adherence to the Coronavirus containment measures.
With the surge of positive cases for Coronavirus, the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council have also further released a list of 10 isolation facilities that passengers will use from India.
In Nairobi, passengers will quarantine at Hilton Garden Inn at JKIA, Royal Tulip Hotel on Chaka Road, Waridi Paradise Hotel and Suites in Hurlingham, Ngong Hills Hotel on Ngong road, Swiss Lenana Mout Hotel on Ralph Bunche road, Ufungamano Guest House Nairobi, The Strand Leisure Hotel, and Nairobi West and Covent International Hotel.
In Mombasa, the Isolation facilities are Mombasa Beach Hotel and Reef Hotel.
The facilities in Nairobi and Mombasa will charge between Sh7500 to Sh14,000 for full board accommodation.