Dubai airline Emirates has announced that the suspension of flights from Kenya will be further extended until December 24th.
The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) announced a 48-hour suspension on all flights from Kenya to Dubai on 20 December.
However, Emirates confirmed on Wednesday that the DCAA extended the ban.
“At the direction of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), all air transportation services involving the movement of inbound and transit passengers from any point in Kenya to the Emirate of Dubai will be temporarily suspended until December 24th. “The airline says on its website.
“During this period, you will not be allowed to travel on Emirates flights in Nairobi. Outbound passenger flights from Dubai to Nairobi will remain unaffected.”
Passengers affected by the move can hold Emirates tickets and, when the flight resumes, they can contact their travel agent or booking office to make a new travel plan.
“Emirates apologizes for any inconvenience caused,” the airline added.
The exact reason for the suspension has not been revealed, but the UAE canceled flights from Congo last week and also announced new restrictions on passengers from four other African countries, including Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.
Countries around the world are working to control the rapid spread of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, which was first detected in South Africa.
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