01-10-2020 by redazione
Still too many uncertainties about the future of the trips organized for Kenya by Italy.
Although the Government has yet to pronounce on the continuation of the Covid-19 restrictions for compatriots who intend to move out of the country for tourism, and especially beyond the borders of the European nations of the Schengen area, the charter companies continue to postpone the date of departure of flights to East Africa.
Yesterday the NEOS company, that is Alpitour and the associated tour operators, postponed in fact the bookings from Wednesday, October 28th, the date on which they had started some time ago to receive requests and issue tickets, to November 25th, in order to organize a flight per week presumably with double destination Mombasa-Zanzibar.
Some hotels on the Kenyan coast working with Italian tour operators are preparing for reopening in December, so it might be more than a hope that international travel for tourism will legally resume from that period.
But as we have already said on other occasions, we are now used to dealing with a scenario in progress, which can change from week to week depending on the increase of cases in each country.
Recently Italy has been pointed out as one of the countries that are suffering less from the so-called "second wave" and the African continent is reported as the one with the least cases and most asymptomatic for positive (in Kenya we are at 93%), despite the fact that the percentages with respect to tampons remain above the world average.
According to the German press, the United Europe would already have a list of 160 countries outside of the Schengen area ready to be opened to tourism and it is conceivable that once this list is released also Italy would join the decision.
However, doubts remain about the obligatory quarantine upon return, another aspect that would inhibit many tourists, especially those with short stays. For now in Rome is studying the reduction of the mandatory isolation period from 14 to 7 days, but it may not be enough to authorize optimism, especially for those who intend to come to Kenya during the Christmas vacations and return could not afford not to return immediately to work or school.
As always, we will update you on the situation of direct flights and Italy-Kenya restrictions.
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