United Arab Emirates Suspends Flights from Kenya to Dubai

United Arab Emirates Suspends Flights from Kenya to Dubai

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned all inbound and transit passenger flights from Kenya to Dubai for the next 48 hours

The new directive took effect today, December 20, 2021, at 9.30 am Kenyan time.

The suspension will see Kenya join nations, including Nigeria, where Dubai has banned passenger travel.

However, the suspension does not affect cargo freights and passenger flights from Dubai to Nairobi.

“Please be informed that the operations of all air transport services for inbound and transit passenger movements to Emirates of Dubai from any point in the Republic of Kenya are temporarily suspended for 48 hours effective December 20, 2021,” reads a notice from the Dubai authorities.

Its national carrier, Emirates Airlines, has since suspended flights. “Customers will not be accepted for travel on Emirates flights at Nairobi during this time,” the airline said on Monday.

In a statement on its website, Emirates said outbound passenger operations from Dubai to Nairobi remain unaffected.

“Affected customers do not need to call us immediately for rebooking. Customers can simply hold on to their Emirates ticket and when flights resume, get in touch with their travel agent or booking office to make new travel plans.”