Kenya Somalia Flights: Kenya has banned all flights to and from Somalia for a period of three months. In a Notice to Airmen (Notam), the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) said that all flights departing for or arriving from Somalia will not be allowed for three months.
The only flights that have been spared are those on humanitarian deliveries and medical evacuation flights. At the same time, flights from Somalia, passing through the Kenyan airspace to other destinations are exempted.
In 2019, Kenya had banned all planes from Somalia from flying directly to Nairobi. The planes were required to land in the northern Kenyan town of Wajir for security checks. Somalia responded by banning all planes carrying miraa into Somalia from Kenya. the country also restricted all other planes to land in Mogadishu before going to any other port. Most of this directive was, however, ignored by the rebellious federal states.
“This latest move by Kenya dents the latest efforts to revive relations between the two countries. Last week, Qatari special envoy Mutlaq bin Majed al-Qahtani helped broker resumptions of relations after Mogadishu announced it was reopening the diplomatic channels it had shut down in December, protesting against Kenya’s alleged interference,” a report that appeared in local media said.