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In Kenya, the Civil Aviation Authority announced, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, suspend all passenger flights from Dubai. A reprisal measure while since the end of December, the United Arab Emirates have temporarily put an end to the passenger flights from Kenya on the back of suspicion of fake covid test traffic.

with our correspondent in Nairobi, Florence Morice

The suspension measure took effect on Monday at midnight, according to the Director General of Kenyan Civil Aviation and it must last seven days. It concerns all passenger flights from the United Arab Emirates, including transit flights. However, it excludes freight flights, very regular between the two countries.

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The Kenyan authorities do not hide it, it is a measure of "reciprocity", not to say "reprisals". Last week the United Arab Emirates have indeed renewed their suspension of all flights from Kenya, in effect for three weeks now. What irritates Nairobi.

Negative passengers tested Positive

Dubai justifies its measure by the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Kenya. But also by the fact that several travelers from Nairobi presenting negative test results had been tested positive upon arrival in Dubai. What to feed the suspicion around a possible False Covid test traffic. The Kenyan Ministry of Health has also announced an investigation to see more clearly. Several private laboratories of the capital have also ceased to issue certificates for travelers.

The Kenyan economy has suffered a lot of restrictions on current travel in the world since the beginning of the pandemic and has repeatedly protested against unilateral measures concerning access to Kenya imposed without consultation by third countries.

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