To open transport hubs or not to: Was CS Macharia right? – Standard

Local and international flights into and out of the country will resume on July 15 and August 1, 2020 respectively.In the same breath, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia (pictured) announced the easing of travel restrictions on Wednesday.Three resolves from his announcement stood out and have since sparked widespread uproar across the internet. Here they are:

  • That there will be no mandatory quarantine for passengers arriving into the country if they do not exhibit any flu symptoms
  • That airline crews who do not display flu-like symptoms will also be exempted from quarantine
  • That only travelers with valid tickets will be allowed access in the airports; that all foreign travelers must have Covid-19 free certificates upon arrival.

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