Transport CS Macharia responds, just hours after Tanzania’s ‘retaliation.’

Transport CS ,Hon Macharia has denied claims that his ministry banned Tanzania’s planes into Kenya’s airspace.

Mr. Macharia said this while at the Jommo Kenyatta international airport after Kenya opened her airspace for international flights.

“We have not banned any country from coming into Kenya. We have not closed the airspace, what we have done is have quarantine measures imposed on some countries based on assessment risk,” Macharia said.

He said that he had communicated with relevant Tanzania’s authorities regarding the existing relationship between the two countries.

He confirmed that Kenya and Tanzania are in good terms.

“Kenya has never banned any flights from Tanzania. Kenya has never banned travelers from Tanzania. What we have done is to indicate certain health protocols of people arriving from various countries,” Macharia said.


Macharia said they had an agreement that will allow KQ into Tanzani’s skyspace.

The Magufuli-led country was exempted from the first list of countries whose citizens were allowed to fly into Kenya.

Those that were allowed include China,  South Korea, Japan, Canada, Uganda, France, Namibia,  Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Switzerland  and  Morocco.

The CS also said that list is subject to review depending on the prevailing Circumstances and after comprehensive global mapping of the intensity of the disease.

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