Kenyans stranded in the United Kingdom, India, and China amid the Covid-19 pandemic are set to be evacuated this week via Kenya Airways (KQ) flights at their own cost.
On Monday, May 4th, Kenya Airways said only those who prove that they are free from Covid-19 will be allowed to board the flights.
The special repatriation flights will depart London (UK), Mumbai (India), and Guangzhou (China) on May 4th, 7th, and 8th respectively, KQ said in a statement.
The airline said Kenyans willing to be repatriated must buy a flight ticket from their own pockets and agree to be quarantined for a period of 14 days upon arrival in Nairobi.
The tickets are one-way and travelers with children will pay an extra 10 percent of the adult rate.
“Guest with pre-medical conditions that restricts travel must obtain medical clearance form and complete medical form prior to travel,” KQ stated.
An economy ticket on the flight from Guangzhou is going for Sh80,468 and Sh123,291 for business class.
Kenya Airways is charging Sh56,000 for a one-way ticket for those traveling from London with parents with children required to pay an extra Sh5,600. A one-way ticket for the flight repatriating Kenyans from Mumbai is selling at Sh45,635.