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Kenya reopens flights to Somalia

Photo: Credit Business Daily Africa. The Kenyan government has announced that it has reopened flights to Somalia, following a long-standing embargo, exacerbating strained relations between neighboring Somalia and Kenya. An official statement from the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that flights from Somalia to Kenya have been reopened today. The statement also said that

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Somalis are using a different route to reach Kenya

Photo: Credit Wikipedia Ethiopian Airlines. Travellers between Somalia and Kenya has been disrupted since the Kenyan government imposed a ban on flights between the two countries. Kenya’s decision to suspend flights has cut into a lot of people in Mogadishu and wide, and people to travel with, but it came days after a new route.

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Kenya bars more Emirates flights in spat with Dubai

An Emirates Airlines flight lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, April 16, 2015. REUTERS/Louis Nastro By EDWIN MUTAI Kenya and Dubai-based Emirates airline are caught in a row over a push for additional flights into Nairobi, heightening risk of a fresh diplomatic tiff with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Transport Cabinet Secretary

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Somalia airspace bans Kenyan Airlines

The Somali federal government has banned a Kenyan-registered company from operating in the country after it unloaded equipment for the Somaliland elections in Hargeisa from Nairobi. Credible sources with the Somali Civil Aviation Authority told Somali Times that the airline, Astral Aviation, was banned after violating Somali airspace, which flew to Hargeisa without a permit.

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Kenya suspends all flights to Somalia

Photo: Credit Business Daily Africa. The Kenyan government has taken retaliatory action after the Somali government recently announced that it was still suspending imports of Mira khat. The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has announced the suspension of all flights to and from Somalia, except for aid and private jets working with the United Nations. The

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Boris Johnson says vaccine passports will ‘definitely’ be used when international travel resumes

Vaccine passports could play a role in international travel this summer / PA By Luke O’Reilly Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given his clearest hint yet that vaccine passports are likely to be required for international travel – while suggesting they will have a role to play at home as well. His comments came after

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No foreign holidays ‘until August,’ government sources warn

Foreign holidays are unlikely until at least August, government officials are warning / Pa By John Dunne International travel is unlikely to restart on May 17 Foreign holidays are unlikely to get the go-ahead until August, according to senior government figures. Officials have warned that the government’s review of foreign holidays, due on April 12,

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Kenya risks UK blacklist over open Tanzania border

Terminal 1A at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya risks joining the UK’s ‘red list’ of countries from where travellers are subjected to mandatory stay at quarantine hotels due to the government’s reluctance to close the border with Tanzania. Britain’s Telegraph newspaper, quoting a source from the British High Commission in Nairobi, said that Kenya is

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Turkey to host twice as many tourists in 2021: Official

Deputy tourism minister says country’s tourism sector expects positive results in 2021 after COVID-19 downturn in 2020 The number of foreigners visiting Turkey will double in 2021 compared to last year, a senior tourism official said on Wednesday. The country expects to host 34 million foreign visitors this year, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Nadir

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Turkey will welcome British holidaymakers without vaccine

British tourists queue at Mugla Milas Airport, in Mugla, Turkey on September 24, 2019. [Ali Ballı – Anadolu Agency] Turkey plans to welcome British holidaymakers this summer without requiring evidence of vaccination, Minister of Tourism Mehmet Ersoy said on Monday. “Turkey is looking forward to welcoming British tourists with open arms,” said the minister. According

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