Tanzania Bans Kenya Airways, Tanzania has officially banned Kenya‘s national airline from entering the Country
effective Saturday, in the latest move in a deepening row triggered by Tanzania’s controversial handling
of the coronavirus pandemic
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The Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) said Kenya Airways flights were being banned “on a reciprocal basis”
after the Kenyan government decided against including Tanzania in a list of countries whose passengers would be allowed
to enter Kenya when commercial flights resumed on Saturday following the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.
The authority regrets to inform you that, on a reciprocal basis, the Tanzanian government has decided to nullify its
approval for Kenya Airways flights between Nairobi and Dar/Kilimanjaro/Zanzibar effective August 1, 2020
until further notice,” the statement by TCAA director-general Hamza. S. Johari said.
The retaliation is a reaction to Kenya’s omission of Tanzania from the list of countries allowed to resume
international flights into Kenya effective Saturday.
Earlier this week, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said flights from Uganda, Rwanda,
Namibia, Morocco, Ethiopia Canada, Japan, South Korea, UAE, Qatar, Italy, UK France, Switzerland,
USA (except California, Florida and Texas) can resume flying to Kenya. The passengers are required to arrive with
Covid-19 negative certificates and body temperature not exceeding 37.5 degrees.