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Kenya Transit Visa

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Kenya Transit Visa

How far in advance of arrival may you apply for a Kenya transit visa??

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1. Re: Kenya Transit Visa

You'd normally just get it on arrival like a regular tourist visa, but if you know you'll be transiting through Nairobi and need one, then I think up to three months ahead. But frankly you might as well wait till you arrive - same price, no postage or collection, no photos needed.

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2. Re: Kenya Transit Visa

Purchase on arrival @ USD$20/person... good for 24-48/hrs only.

If later returning to Kenya, especially by road or even air and remaining in country, you'll require another Transit or Regular Visa depending on return length of stay. If returning to Kenya direct into the International/JKIA airport for homebound flight, you won't need another Visa as you'll be an 'in-transit' pax and cannot leave the secure area and/or airport.

If need for Transit Visa is for entry then to Tanzania, remember that you'll require a Yellow Fever inoculation and proof of same for entry. And if you happen to be heading to Zanzibar/ZNZ, you will also require the YF inoc and proof of same.

Edited: 4:36 pm, August 09, 2012
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3. Re: Kenya Transit Visa

hi am flying to zanzibar via kenya, will be in transit. Do i need a kenyan visa ?

Mtwapa, Kenya
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4. Re: Kenya Transit Visa

If you are not leaving the airport and stay 'airside' you do not technically enter the country so do not need a visa

Moshi, Tanzania
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5. Re: Kenya Transit Visa

Can we go inside the airport to meet our relatives while they are waiting for their connecting flights which is a ten hour wait?

Moshi, Tanzania
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6. Re: Kenya Transit Visa

Can we go inside the airport to meet our relatives while they are waiting for their connecting flights which is a ten hour wait?

Mtwapa, Kenya
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7. Re: Kenya Transit Visa

assuming they are in transit, that is they have flown into Nairobi from another country and are travelling on to a third country. Then you can only meet them if they leave the secure 'airside' area and come through to 'landside'. To do that they would have to come though Immigration by buying a transit visa. Only passengers with tickets are allowed through security and passport control / Immigration into the secure 'airside' area, you will not be allowed through.

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