Air Travel Update Aug 31 2020

AIR TRAVEL UPDATE

31st August 2020

Safarilink

Safarilink have suspended all their flights into and out of Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar until further notice. This comes after the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority nullified the approval of the airline's operations into Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro.

Safarilink will continue to operate on other domestic routes such as, Malindi, Diani, Vipingo, Lamu, Kisumu and Masai Mara, among others.

 

AirKenya

AirKenya's Wilson - Kilimanjaro - Wilson and Mara - Entebbe - Mara services remain suspended until further notice.

Lufthansa

Mandatory tests on return to or arrival in Germany

Travelers arriving in Germany from regions with an increased risk of infection will have to undergo a Corona Virus test. The test is free of charge and can be carried out, for example, at test centres at the airports. The obligatory test must be done within a maximum of 72 hours after entering the country. Tests from abroad are accepted, provided they are not older than 48 hours at the time of arrival and meet the official requirements of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). More details here.

Corona test requirement for passengers returning from high risk areas.

Optional tests on return to or arrival in Germany

Travelers from non-risk countries can be tested on a voluntary basis. The test is free of charge, if it is carried out up to 72 hours after entering the Federal Republic of Germany.

Book with confidence and flexibility

All Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Air Dolomiti and Brussels Airlines tickets issued between 25th August and 31st December 2020 can be rebooked as often as necessary and without a change fee.* For additional flexibility, the origin and destination of the journey can also be changed.

Please note, however, that a fare difference may have to be charged and all fare conditions must be adhered to when rebooking/reissuing tickets.

Qatar Airways

Passengers travelling from Nairobi can now enjoy extra baggage allowance to select destinations.

  • 45kg Economy (Booking Class N, S, V, L, M, K, H, B, Y)
  • 55kg Premium (Booking Class R & I) and 65kg (Booking Class D, C & J)

Terms and conditions apply, please check at the time of booking. Travel period until 31st December 2020. Rates are subject to change or withdrawal without prior notice.

Kenya Airways

Reconfirmation Requirement

Ticketed guests who intend to utilize their booking will be required to reconfirm their bookings latest 72 hours before departure for Domestic Travel and 7 days to departure for international Travel. Bookings made and ticketed below these timings must be reconfirmed at time of ticketing otherwise the booking will be cancelled.

Reconfirmation is Mandatory for:

  • All fare types, including ticketed groups and conferences.
  • All Kenya Airways destinations.
  • All points-of-sale.
  • All travel up to 30th September 2020.

Original booked class will not be guaranteed for cancelled bookings. Rebooking will be as per the available booking classes. All ticketing offices including travel agents are required to contact the guests for Travel Reconfirmation and action their reconfirmation queues.

Repatriation Flights

To minimise risk of COVID-19 spread, Kenya Airways will not offer blankets, headsets, newspapers in the Business Cabin; and blankets, headsets in the Economy Cabin. All guest are required to wear a mask at all times and maintain social distance at the airport for all formalities (Check-in / Boarding etc).

Requirements for Nairobi to Angola flight

  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Angola. This does not apply to passengers traveling with permission from the Angolan authorities, provided they are holding a negative RT-PCR SARS-COV-2 test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to traveling to Angola.
  • The test result is required for all passengers, including children and infants.
  • Passengers (including nationals and residents of Angola) are subject to quarantine for 14 days on arrival, or 7 days on arrival if they receive a negative RT-PCR test from the Ministry of Health after arrival.
  • Expired passports, travel documents, identity cards, and residence permits issued by Angola will be accepted for entry into Angola for the duration of Angola's State of Emergency.

Requirements for Angola to Nairobi flight

  • COVID-19 free certificate is mandatory for boarding. Test certificate should be done within 96 hours to the flight departure date
  • Guests are required to arrange for their own COVID-19 tests.
  • Flight to Nairobi is open to all provided you have all the necessary documents to enter Kenya. Connecting Passengers MUST hold onward tickets and MUST be eligible to enter their destinations.
  • A copy of COVID-19 medical results is required at the check-in counter and the results must be negative.
  • Passengers may be subjected to the 14-28 days mandatory quarantine period imposed by various Governments at their own cost and in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines.
  • Please ensure you travel with the COVID-19 Test Certificate and Declaration documents, you will require them on arrival in Kenya.

Nairobi - Eswatini - Johannesburg - Nairobi 6th September 2020

Requirements for Nairobi to Johannesburg flight

  • COVID-19 free certificate in mandatory for boarding. Test certificate should be within 72hrs before flight departure date.
  • All guests are required to arrange for their own PCR COVID-19 Test.
  • Flight to Johannesburg is open to all returning South African residents.
  • Non-South African passport holders must have pre-clearance and/or valid Residency/Work permits.
  • Guests need to present medical test results at check in and must be negative.
  • Passengers may be subjected to the 14-28 days mandatory quarantine period imposed by the Government at their own cost in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines.
  • Please ensure you travel with the COVID-19 Test Certificate and Declaration documents, you will require them on arrival in South Africa.

Please send below information to [email protected] after making your reservation.

For South African Citizens:

  • Copy of Passport.

For Permanent Residents:

  • Copy of Passports
  • Copy of Resident ID

For students:

  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Student Permit.
  • Copy of Letter from School Confirming Student is Enrolled

Requirements for Johannesburg to Nairobi flight

  • COVID-19 free certificate is mandatory for boarding. Test certificate should be done latest 72 Hours to the flight departure date.
  • Guests are required to arrange for their own PCR COVID-19 tests.
  • Flight to Nairobi is open to all provided you have all the necessary documents to enter Kenya. Connecting Passengers MUST hold onward ticket and MUST be eligible to enter their destinations.
  • A copy of COVID-19 medical results is required at the check in counter and the results must be negative.
  • Please ensure you travel with the COVID-19 Test Certificate and Declaration documents, you will require them on arrival in Kenya.
  • All passengers must complete the Kenya Travelers Health Surveillance form online on/before arrival.
  • Passengers may be subjected to the 14-28 days mandatory quarantine period imposed by the Government at their own cost in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines.

Kenya Airways

It is a mandatory requirement for all passengers arriving Kenya to fill in the Travellers Health Surveillance Form. Forms must be filled online prior to disembarkation. Passengers will require to display the received QR codes to port health official for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration. The COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance form is available online
via: https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ or download the Jitenge MOH Kenya app from playstore and click sign up.

 

Thank you for your continued support. We will share further updates as they arise. Do reach out to us in case of any inquiries or clarifications.

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