Hundreds of Chinese nationals spotted at JKIA leaving Kenya

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

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

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

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

International flights are set to resume on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and Transport CS James Macharia on Thursday said a number of measures had been put in place to ensure the safety of passengers.

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

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

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

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