Kenya Civil Aviation Authority confirmed on 10th January 2022 that the country has suspended all inbound and transit passenger flights from the United Arabs Emirates for seven days.

“Inbound and transit passenger flights from UAE are suspended for a period of seven days. We are doing this to reciprocate a ban on Kenyan passenger flights to UAE,” Kenya Civil Aviation Authority said.

The ban will not affect cargo flights which will continue with normal operations. 

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) said that customers will not be accepted to travel on Emirates flights in Nairobi during this time.

DCAA did not give a clear reason for the suspension of the flights, however, there have been concerns raised over travellers issuing fake Covid-19 certificates. 

It should also be recalled that Last year, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority temporarily suspended all air transport services with inbound and transit passenger movements from Kenya.