Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced that international flights will resume on August 1st. Local Air travel with in the country shall be scheduled to restart on July 15th, the president added.
“This will all be carried out in strict conformity with all applicable guidelines and protocols from both the Ministry of Health and our Civil Aviation Authority,” he said.
Kenyatta revealed that experts have been advising him to reopen the country in order to save the economy.
Kenya, like other countries grounded its air travel for more that three months because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
As a result, Kenya Airways, the national carrier reported a gross loss of SH 12.98 billion which is a 71 percent drop compared to the Sh 7.55 billion loss reported last year.
Kenya has reported the highest number of COVID- 19 patients in the East African Region.
Currently, they have confirmed nearly 7,900 cases as of Monday with 160 deaths.