As vaccination drives continue globally, more cities are ending nationwide curfew, easing their entry requirements and opening their borders to visitors ahead of the end of year holidays.
Emirates has an array of prime destination for Kenyans to travel to hassle-free. The airline currently serves over 120 global passenger destinations, operating over 800 flights a week from its hub in Dubai.
Christophe Leloup, Emirates Country Manager in Kenya said, “We have been gradually and safely restoring our frequency to pre-pandemic levels with 10 flights a week between Nairobi and Dubai and across our network for our Kenyan travellers. As demand proliferates, we’re ramping up our operations in order to provide better connectivity and convenience to our customers, so they can be reunited with family and friends, discover new cities, or just relax as they create new memories, safely.”
From as little as Ksh. 44,428.65 ($399), Emirates travellers can enjoy and explore the following holiday destinations.
1. Dubai: As the host city of the Expo 2020, Kenyans can travel or stop-over the airline’s hub city to take in the sights and explore a melting pot of culture and innovation at the expo and visit the Kenya pavilion. With every Emirates ticket booked during the period of the Expo 2020 with the final destination as Dubai or a stop-over over six hours to the city, travellers can avail a free Day Pass and enjoy exclusive offers to over 500 attractions with the Emirates boarding pass.
2. The United Kingdom: With the UK easing entry restrictions, Emirates has reinstated flights to Newcastle and flights to its second gateway in London, Gatwick, will resume on 10th December.
3. European trip: There are multiple destinations to choose from for Kenyan travellers such as Germany, Portugal, Russia and Switzerland. The Portuguese experience is made up of medieval castles, atmospheric villages, beautiful scenery, great food and countless fiestas. Russia is known for its iconic landmarks such as the Kremlin, Red Square, and the Bolshoi and Zürich and Geneva captures the marvel of Switzerland, with its lakeside and mountain backdrop and cosmopolitan cities rich in culture and festivities.
4. Historical destinations: Travellers that have a deep appreciation for archaeology and architecture can look up Greece and Jordan for a quarantine-free trip. Athens, the oldest city in the world offers museums, small taverns and upmarket shopping boutiques and Amman is home to modern neighbourhoods and ancient shopping districts.
5. Island destinations: For island and beach destinations, the Maldives and Seychelles are open for Kenyan travellers. Visitors can experience sparkling beaches, crystal-clear waters and five-star luxury hotels ideal for unwinding and relaxation.
6. Where East meets West: Turkey truly is a fusion of cultures and a fascinating place to visit. It offers a truly enlightening experience which boasts an extraordinarily rich history and hosts the most archaeological sites in the world such as the City of Troy and Cappadocia. Emirates flies into Istanbul 17 times a week.
7. Americas: Experience Emirates’ flagship aircraft, the A380, to the USA which is home to some of the world’s most well-known cities, sights, and stunning landscapes.
Emirates still requires travellers to be either fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the date of travel or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken between 48-96 hours prior to arrival, depending on the destination.