Great News for UAE Golden Residence Holders:

Great News for UAE Golden Residence Holders:
20th April 2022

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) cabinet has approved the executive regulations of the Federal Decree-Law on Entry and Residence of Foreigners aimed at strengthening the UAE's position as an ideal destination to live, work, and invest.

The amendments allow the Golden Residence holder to sponsor his/ her family members, including spouse and children regardless of their age, and to sponsor support services (domestic) labourers without limiting their number. Furthermore, there is no restriction related to the maximum duration of stay outside the UAE in order to keep the Golden Residence valid.

There are other benefits for family members that allow them to stay in the UAE in the event of the death of the original holder of the Golden Residence until the end of their permit duration.

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Elite Travel now offering COVID-19 PCR Booking Services

Elite Travel now offering COVID-19 PCR Booking Services
18th February 2022

We are pleased to inform you that Elite Travel has partnered with Medanta AfriCare, a world-class healthcare service provider, to book COVID-19 PCR Tests on behalf of our clients.

Samples will be taken by Medanta staff from home, hotel, or Medanta Clinic located at Golden Plaza off Waiyaki way.

Time for taking samples: From 8am to 9pm

Duration of receiving the results: 6 to 8hrs after taking the sample

Cost of the Test:

  • Kes.4,500 at Medanta Clinic
  • Kes.5,000 at Home or Hotel

Please be assured, as always, of Elite Travel Services' complete commitment to service excellence, and our passion to be your travel services provider of choice.

England Covid-19 Travel Updates

England Covid-19 Travel Updates
10th February 2022

Effective Friday 4 am, 11th February 2022, the following travel rules to England will apply:

Fully vaccinated travelers will not need to:

Not fully vaccinated travelers will need to:

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UAE Lifts Flights Restrictions For 12 African Nations

UAE Lifts Flights Restrictions For 12 African Nations
31st January 2022

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced resumption of all inbound flights for national and international carriers and transit passengers from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe in addition to updating the entry measures for travellers coming in from Uganda, Ghana and Rwanda, from Saturday, January 29, 2022 while adhering to all relevant precautionary measures in place.

Those coming from the above-mentioned countries to the UAE must have a negative COVID-19 test obtained within 48 hours from approved labs in their respective countries of departure and a Rapid-PCR test at the airports of departure in addition to undertaking PCR test upon arrival while adhering to all relevant precautionary and preventative measures.

Those suffering from COVID-19 symptoms are advised not to travel.

For travel requirements for specific destinations around the world please visit TRAVEL VITALS our public resource hub designed to keep you informed on the current situation on the ground.

 

Kenya Lifts Ban on Inbound Passenger Flights from Dubai

Kenya Lifts Ban on Inbound Passenger Flights from Dubai
31st January 2022

Kenya lifted its seven-day suspension on all Dubai inbound and transit flights after a two-week standoff with the United Arabs Emirates (UAE) over Covid-19 certificates.

According to a report by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, the suspension expired on Monday, January 24.

The ban of all passenger flights to and from Dubai was issued on January 10.

For travel requirements for specific destinations around the world please visit TRAVEL VITALS our public resource hub designed to keep you informed on the current situation on the ground.

 

PCR Certificate is Mandatory in Kigali

PCR Certificate is Mandatory in Kigali
31st January 2022

The Government of Rwanda announced that PCR certificate is mandatory for all travellers, whether on arrival or transiting through Kigali, irrespective of covid-19 protocols for other countries (Final Destination).

RwandAir will not board any passenger without a negative PCR certificate.

Longer Processing Times for Departing Travellers at JKIA

Longer Processing Times for Departing Travellers at JKIA
31st January 2022

Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), has advised international travelers to arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), at least three hours before their scheduled departure times. This is due to longer processing times and passenger queues during peak hours between 8 pm and 11 pm, as Covid-19 screening intensifies and the unavailability of JKIA’s Terminals 1B and 1C which are at advanced stages of refurbishment.

In order to address this challenge, KAA, in conjunction with various stakeholders, has taken a number of remedial measures. A multi-agency facilitation team comprising among others, KAA, airlines, Port health, Airport Police and Immigration personnel, has been instituted and tasked to respond to issues of passenger facilitation, passenger processing and queue management.

Passengers with special needs such as those with reduced mobility or travelling with young children will continue to be accorded priority in terms of facilitation. In addition, a number of international flights have been relocated from Terminal 1A to Terminal 2 while the deployment levels for Port Health and airline staff involved in document checks has been scaled up.

Alongside these measures, KAA is prioritizing the ongoing refurbishment of JKIA’s Terminal 1B and C for completion within the next three months.

 

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