Kenya Airways confirms that a passenger who traveled on one of our services from Guangzhou to Nairobi on 28 January 2020 has, as a precautionary measure, been quarantined at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
Decision to quarantine the passenger was reached by the Kenya Government port health authorities stationed at JKIA. The Kenyan passenger had been cleared to travel by the China Port health authorities at the Guangzhou Airport.
The procedure at the airport of departure is that all passengers are required to undergo quarantine screening by the health authorities before being cleared to board any aircraft.
Upon being cleared, our staff notifies the Kenya Government Port health authorities who then take precautionary measures including further screening on arrival. On board, our crew, guided by the ICAO protocols, take further precautionary measures which include isolating the passenger for the entire trip.
We would like to reiterate that the safety and security of our passengers remains our highest priority.