The Kenyan High Commission in London has offered to evacuate Kenyans stranded in the United Kingdom as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the world.

The welfare commission said the flight to Nairobi had been scheduled for Monday, 4th May.

“We are delighted to confirm that a Kenya Airways flight destined for Nairobi from London Heathrow Airport will now depart on Monday, 4th May 2020,” the Kenyan High Commissioner, Manoah Esipisu, said in a statement.

A person wishing to be airlifted to Nairobi will have pay Ksh53,865 or Ksh93,765 for economy class or business class, respectively.

“Kenya Airways has loaded on its booking system the flight, which is available for sale on a first-come first-served basis with ticket selling at GBP 725 for business class and at GBP405 for economy class,” the statement said.

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However, people will be allowed to board if they have proof of having been medically declared free of the coronavirus disease.

The High Commission advised those wishing to travel back to Kenya to undertake tests from accredited laboratories and get certification issued at least seven days before travel.

In addition, they must agree to be quarantined by the government for 14 to 28 days at their own cost immediately after arrival in Nairobi.

“All passengers will be subjected to the 14 to 28-day mandatory quarantine period imposed by the government at their own cost in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines.”

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