Hundreds of Chinese nationals spotted at JKIA leaving Kenya


Hundreds of Chinese nationals were on Friday spotted at theJomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) as they prepared to leave.

There were long queues at the airport and it emerged thatthey were leaving Kenya as a precautionary measure due to the high numbers ofCovid-19 cases reported in recent days.

Some were dressed in full PPEs as they wheeled their luggageand a number of them revealed that they had earlier applied to go back to Chinabut the local embassy declined their request.

According to officials at the airport, the group is set tofly to China on a repatriation flight.

International flights are set to resume on Saturday, August1, 2020, and Transport CS James Macharia on Thursday said a number of measureshad been put in place to ensure the safety of passengers.

Passengers from the following countries will be allowed intothe country due to the fact that Covid-19 cases are on a decline; China, SouthKorea, Japan, Canada, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Switzerland, Rwanda, Uganda, Namibiaand Morocoo.

Also, those who arrive in the country past curfew hours willbe allowed to proceed to their destinations provided they have a valid ticketand a valid boarding pass.

Their drivers will also be allowed to produce proof thatthey are from the airport.

Similarly, those whose flights will leave past curfew hourswill be allowed to proceed to the airport provided they show valid documents.

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