The flight carrying the Kenyans landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 11 am. Upon arrival, they were required to produce a COVID-19 negative test that was conducted four days prior to their travel.
From JKIA, they are supposed to proceed to a fourteen-day mandatory quarantine, with most of them allowed to self-quarantine.
According to the chairperson of the COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce Dr. Willis Akhwale, Kenyans who are still in India are expected to arrive in the country on June 15, 2021.
“We ensured that they underwent vigorous rapid tests when they arrived and samples taken for genome sequencing. The results will be ready in the next few days when they will still be quarantining,” Dr. Akhwale said.
Dr. Akhwale says that if the test turns out positive, one will have to undergo a mandatory quarantine in ten selected isolation centres in the country at their cost.
Approved private isolation centres in Kenya and cost
Hilton Garden Inn at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at Sh13,000 a night, Waridi Paradise Hotel and Suites and Royal Tulip Hotel (Chaka Road) at Sh10,000, Ngong Hills Hotel on Ngong road at Sh9,000, and Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel at Sh8,500. Mombasa Beach Hotel charges Sh9,000 a night, Reef Hotel (Mombasa) Sh8,000 and Ufungamano Guest House (Nairobi), the Strand Leisure Hotel (Nairobi West) and Covent Int. Hotel (Nairobi) charge Sh7, 000 a night.