Kenya Airways has announced the resumption of direct flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) to London Heathrow (LHR), with effect from 26th June 2021. All flights between the two nations ceased on 9th April 2021, after the UK added Kenya to its “red list” of countries.
Following the news that Kenya was being added to the UK red list, the Kenyan government retaliated by banning flights from the UK.
In early June, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) extended the ban to 24th August 2021. However, with the summer tourism season here, the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that flights between Kenya and the UK had the go-ahead to resume.