TRAVELLERS' RELIEF

KQ launches additional, cheap flights to London after Kenya's removal from red list

The additional flights to London start from as low as Sh88,775.

In Summary

• Anyone who wants to travel from Nairobi to London Heathrow will pay Sh88,775 on a round trip.

• With the removal of Kenya from the red list to amber, UK travellers from or transiting through Kenya will be exempted from compulsory hotel quarantine, although they may be required to isolate for 10 days and take tests.

Kenya Airways planes at JKIA.
Kenya Airways planes at JKIA.
Image: Douglas Okiddy

Kenya Airways has added additional flights to London starting from as low as Sh88,775.

In a notice on Wednesday, Kenya Airways said this was made possible after Kenya was removed from UK's Covid-19 red list.

“Starting 11th October 2021,  you can now fly to London and back every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday,” KQ said.

Anyone who wants to travel from Nairobi to London Heathrow will pay Sh88,775 on a round trip.

However, from Nairobi to London City (LCY), United Kingdom, a customer will pay Sh113,140

From Mombasa to London is Sh104,370. Kisumu to London goes for Sh104,080.

The United Kingdom’s capital city of London offers a wealth of historic, cultural, and modern experiences.

The UK moved Kenya along with seven other countries –Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Oman, and Bangladesh to the Amber list.

The move to the Amber list took effect from 4 am on September 22.

With the removal of Kenya from the red list to amber, UK travellers from or transiting through Kenya will be exempted from compulsory hotel quarantine, although they may be required to isolate for 10 days and take tests.

When a country is on the red list, travellers arriving in the UK from countries on the list are denied entry while returning Britons must submit to 10 days of mandatory quarantine in hotels.

Edited by D Tarus