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Transit visa

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Sydney, Australia
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Transit visa

I am transiting through Kenyatta Airport for just 3 hours on my way to Rwanda. My questions is do I need a visa? I am an Australian citizen and will not be leaving the airport but will have to change airlines. I am unsure if changing airlines means I will have to clear customs and therefore require some kind of transit visa.

Mtwapa, Kenya
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1. Re: Transit visa

Hi,

No it's the same as being in transit between two international flights pretty much anywhere in the world, you stay 'airside' and just go from your Arrival gate to your Departure gate so you do not technically enter the country and therefore do not need to go through immigration and get a visa or go through customs.

If your two flights were made on separate bookings or for some other reason your bags cannot be checked through and therefore automatically transferred you may need to ensure they are transferred by going to the customer service desk where they will arrange to accompany you to claim your bags and pass them on to your connecting flight

Sydney, Australia
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2. Re: Transit visa

Thanks for the quick reply.

3. Re: Transit visa

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