International flight transit procedures at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi
If you have a connecting flight in JKIA Nairobi, find out how to travel between the airport terminals and what happens to your bags and how to get them to your connection flight
Connecting flights types at JKIA Airport
It’s easy to connect to another flight in JKIA.
International to International Flight connections
Passengers arrive though international flight and connect or transit to another international flight.We can assist through all airport formalities
International to Domestic Flight connections
Passengers arrive via one international flight and connect or transit to a domestic flight.We can assist through all airport formalities to avoid passenger to missing flight due to lost or delayed bags that can happen on such scenarios.A transit visa may be required in some cases
Domestic to International Flight connections
Passengers arrive via domestic flight and connect or transit to an international flight.We can assist through all airport formalities ensuring passenger gets their bags.
If your connecting flight is with another airline, you may arrive and depart from different terminals. Find out how to travel between Terminals 1A,1B,1C,1D AND T2 at JKIA, and what you need to do with your bags..
What happens to my bags?
When you change from one flight to another at JKIA Nairobi, your bags will either be tagged through to your next flight, or you may need to collect your bags from the carousel baggage claim and check them in again in your departure terminal.
If you booked your entire journey with the same airline , including your connecting flights with partner airlines?
You don’t need to collect your bags when you arrive. Simply go to the Connections desk and take the shuttle bus to your next departure terminal.Check in for your onward flight.Your bags will be tagged through to your next flight as long as your connection is within 24 hours.
If you did not book all your connecting flights with the same airline?
You need to clear Immigration, collect your bags from the carousel and go through Customs.Exit the terminal and take a taxi or bus to your departure terminal.Check in for your next flight as usual.Or you can take advantage of passenger transit transfer meet and assist transit service and we shall assist you transit easily.
You may need a visa to exit the airport and transfer to your next terminal. Find out more about transit visas on the Visa and passport page https://evisa.go.ke/transit-visa.html
In some scenarios transit visa may be issued on arrival.
How do I book the passenger flight transfer transit service?
You can even whats app our sales team for real time response for any booking.
Top tips for easy connections in JKIA Nairobi
The easiest and most straightforward way to connect through Dubai is to book your entire journey with one airline, or with similar partner airlines.
Keep your luggage tags safe in case you loose your bags
Ensure you labels your bags distinctively to easily identify them at the baggage claim.