Travel Update Jan 11 2021

 

 TRAVEL UPDATE

11th January 2021

Dear Customer,

Best Wishes for the New Year. Please find below our first Travel Update for 2021. There continues to be many changes and updates to travel restrictions globally as countries constantly review their individual strategies to deal with Covid-19. Please reach out to us with any questions on current or future travel.

DIGITAL VERIFICATION OF COVID-19 PCR TEST RESULTS

Kenya is now implementing a digital verification process for all inbound travellers and outbound travellers to those countries that require a Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Result.

The Government of Kenya has partnered with the African Union, Africa CDC as well as Panabios to implement an online system to authenticate COVID-19 PCR test results that a traveller presents in line with the requirements set out by the Trusted Travel Initiative.

Once a traveller’s PCR Test Result meets the exit and entry requirements for Kenya and their destination of travel, they can then be issued with a Trusted Travel Code, that can be verified by the airlines and Port Health Officials. The traveller will receive an SMS from Panabios as well as an email from the laboratory that they visited and/or from [email protected] with a link to generate their Trusted Travel Code.

The Ministry of Health asserts that all COVID-19 Laboratories in Kenya have been on boarded on this new platform. Therefore effective 11 January 2021, the digital verification of PCR test results is now a requirement for all travellers arriving in Kenya and also those departing Kenya whose destination of travel requires a negative Covid-19 Certificate.

Travellers coming into Kenya from countries that haven't implemented the Trusted Travel Initiative will use a tool provided by the UNDP-supported Global Haven Partnership (www.globalhaven.com) to authenticate their PCR test results, and Covid-19 vaccination certificates. Please be aware that this process only applies for countries that require a negative Covid -19 Certificate.

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MANDATORY NEGATIVE TEST DECLARATION FOR TRAVEL TO AND VIA THE NETHERLANDS

It is now required for all customers, including Dutch and other EU citizens, to present a negative PCR test result and a signed declaration form travel to or via The Netherlands.

Customers who fly to or via The Netherlands from high-risk areas must be in possession of a negative PCR test result before boarding. The test must have been done no more than 72 hours before the scheduled arrival of the customer in The Netherlands. A ten-day self-quarantine period still applies upon arrival in The Netherlands.

The negative test result must be in English, German, French, Spanish or Dutch. Customers must bring the printed negative test result and the negative test declaration form. Customers must be able to show both at all times during travel.

The specific health regulations applicable to customers traveling on COVID-tested flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam overrule this policy.

To see which customers are exempted and for more information, check traveldoc.aero and Dutch Government website.

Please contact Express Travel Group for more information, should you require to make changes to your flight in light of this new requirements.

 

LUFTHANSA COMMENCES DIRECT FLIGHTS TO MOMBASA AND ZANZIBAR

You can now fly directly from Frankfurt to Mombasa or vice-versa. Starting on 31st March 2021, Lufthansa will extend flights from Frankfurt to Mombasa (Kenya) with onward flights to the dream Island of Zanzibar (Tanzania), using an Airbus A330.

Lufthansa will operate 2 weekly flights:

The flights are now bookable, are combined with attractive and flexible rebooking options.

Please contact Express Travel Group for more information.

 
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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