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Health checks in JKIA on flights coming from China

27-01-2020 by redazione

The airport of Mombasa, from which a few thousand tourists from different countries of the world disembark every week, has been defined safe in view of the new health emergency due to the spread of coronavirus infection from the Chinese city of Wuhan.
The Kenyan Ministry of Health, in fact, has issued a directive for which in Nairobi, the only port of entry for aircraft coming directly from China, will be carried out checks in isolation to detect any cases of people infected by the virus. Clearly these controls do not cover the certainty of not "importing" people who may have contracted the virus, which can incubate for up to ten days, but the more days pass, the more difficult it is for those who contracted it in Wuhan or nearby to travel.
The same will apply to flights from other African or Asian airports with direct connections to China. The same procedure will be followed in any case in Istanbul and Addis Ababa, two international airports directly connected to Mombasa. In the coastal city of Kenya, in fact, in addition to direct charter flights with Italy, Germany and Eastern countries, there are currently no other scheduled flights landing directly from other countries, except those of Turkish Airlines and Ethiopian Airways. Therefore, despite the presence of many Chinese nationals, Kenya is not considered a dangerous place from the point of view of possible coronavirus infection, especially as regards coastal destinations. Throughout East Africa, i.e. Kenya and neighbouring and neighboring countries (Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania but also Rwanda and Burundi) no cases of people affected by the virus that attacks the respiratory tract have yet been detected.

 

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