The adverse impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been ex- perienced in most sec- tors of the economy and the aviation industry is amongst the worst im- pacted. It is therefore necessary to put in place a protocol that will guide air travel operations and ensure its resumption during the crisis.
Kenya recognizes Air transport as a major contributor to its national economic growth. The aviation industry plays a vital role in the development of the country by facilitating movement of passengers, promoting trade and tourism.
The Protocol for Air Travel Operations during The Covid-19 Public Health Crisis has been developed to help contain the spread of the virus and ensure that the sector is opened up taking cognizance of the measures put in place by the Ministry of Health.
As we open up the sector we will expect to see the number of tourists from across the World gradually increase as States grapple with the pandemic and we expect these numbers to slowly continue growing. In addition, ights will open up markets for our owers and horti- cultural produce, thus enabling Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) retain its position as a regional hub airport and as the key gateway into East and Central Africa.
James W. Macharia, EGH CABINET SECRETARY