The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11 declared COVID-19 a pandemic, pointing to the over 118,000 cases of the coronavirus illness in over 110 countries and territories around the world and the sustained risk of further global spread recommended the sanction of non-essential travel which was among the first industries to be affected and has been dealt a particularly brutal blow. Barely a month after worldwide lockdowns and border closures effectively sealed off entire countries from reach. This has in turn affected travel and hosting of in-person local and global events.

While in recent months, countries are discussing or contemplating opening their boundaries, WHO continues to advise against the application of travel or trade restrictions to countries experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks.

“There is currently no single measure that could mitigate all the risks of restarting air travel but we believe a globally-consistent, outcome-based approach represents the most effective way of balancing risk mitigation with the need to unlock economies and to enable travel.’’ IATA’s Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac. 

The WINGSForum organizing team recognizes that there is need to continuously monitor the situation and work with various institutions and governments to ensure that the measures put in place to ensure safe travel have a consistent and scientific backing. That is key to restoring public confidence so the benefits of safely re-starting aviation can be realized and plan for the WINGSForum 2021

For regular updates on the emerging actions countries are taking towards easing travel restrictions, kindly visit the following sites:

Visa Requirements


Step 1: Find out if you need a visa

First, it’s important to find out if you need a visa to enter Kenya. Citizens of most countries will need a visa although citizens of some countries will not. To find out which category you fall under and whether you can apply for a visa online, visit the Kenya e-Citizen website.

Step 2: Get ready to apply for a visa

• Find out what type of visa you require. For most conference participants, this will be a Single Entry Visa.

• Make sure you meet the photo requirements for your visa.

• If you would like to apply for a visa online, read the e-Visa instructions

Step 3: Apply for your visa

We recommend you apply for a visa as soon as you can. Visa costs are $51 USD for online applications and $50 USD for offline applications (for example, visas issued by Kenyan embassies).


• Apply for an e-Visa online by creating an account.

• To apply for a visa offline, find a Kenya Embassy near you (click on Missions Abroad in the main menu).

You can also apply for a visa when you arrive at the Kenya airport, but we recommend getting a visa before you travel to avoid delays.

For any questions, contact:

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WINGSForum2020/2021: IMAGINE

In-person Conference Venue:

Radisson Blu, Nairobi 

Located just 20 minutes' drive from both Nairobi National Park and the airport, the new Radisson Blu Hotel in the heart of the fast-growing business district of Upper Hill is the perfect base for a Kenyan safari or business trip. Discover Nairobi National Park—a well-known wildlife preserve with herds of zebras, wildebeests and giraffes—right on your doorstep.

Modern accommodation in the Kenyan capital

Our 271 rooms and suites come complete with free Wi-Fi and a minibar, along with lovely city or park views. Our nutritious breakfast buffet includes excellent hot and cold drinks, fresh baked goods, cereals, an egg and pancake station, our signature "Morning Mary" and much more. It's a great way to kick start your day. Dine on international classics and Kenyan dishes all day in the Larder restaurant, or savor haute cuisine at Chop House, its fine dining restaurant. You can also enjoy food and glass of wine at the Humidor Bar & Cigar Lounge.

Superb spa facilities and versatile meeting space

Stay in shape on your Nairobi trip at our state-of-the art gym, before relaxing in the spa. Our scenic swimming pool lets you bask in the warm African sun or cool off with a refreshing dip. Planning a meeting or event in Nairobi? Our hotel has one of the largest meeting facilities in Kenya, with 14 versatile meeting rooms, a spacious pre-function area, a business center, the latest in audiovisual technology and secure parking for all guests.



For more information or to discuss any questions you might have, get in touch.

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