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Procedures and practical informations

Time and deadlines
The attention of travelers is drawn to the fact that their presence is required at the airport two hours before the scheduled departure time. Most companies close their check-in counters 30 minutes before departure time. Once registered, it is also advisable to immediately go to the boarding lounge for police formalities that can be long if several departures are planned.
The arriving passengers must count an average of 20 to 30 minutes to complete the formalities of police and customs and to retrieve their luggage.
Time and deadlines
Entering the country and visas
Entering the Kenyan territory by the international airport of Nairobi requires for travelers other than Kenyan citizens a passport valid more than 6 months after passing the police station and a visa. Several possibilities are available to visitors to obtain this visa (online e-visa, visa on arrival or visa in embassy). Some of these methods of procurement are open only to certain nationalities.
WARNING: bi-national passengers who can not prove their Kenyan citizenship (passport or ID card) are also subject to visa requirements.

See the page about visas and immigration

Entering the country and visas
Pets
Pets accompanied by a recent health certificate and special permission from the Commissioner of Customs will be allowed. These are , however, not allowed into the National Parks /Reserves. Rabies vaccination must be at least 1 month and max. 1 year prior to arrival.
Pets
Baggage
Airlines are particularly demanding on the allowed weight of luggage. To avoid problems at check-in counters, it is expressly required travelers to check before their arrival at the airport if their baggage do not exceed the permitted allowance. In this case, expensive and non-negotiable luggage fees may be required. In addition, it is recalled that the luggage must be strong to be handled and transported. The plastic bags are prohibited because they tear easily.
Baggage
Health requirements
No vaccination is required to enter Kenya's territory. However, an international vaccination certificate indicating your protection against yellow fever may be required if you are traveling from a country victim of an epidemic. This vaccination can be done at the airport.
We remind pregnant women that each airline has a specific policy about the term not to exceed to be allowed to travel. The flight can be prohibited to women from their 7th month of pregnancy or a medical certificate may be required. Thank you to check with your company to not see you banned from boarding.
If you feel unwell or require medical assistance while at JKIA, you may go to the port health clinic. Chemist shops are also available at the airport.
Health requirements
Drugs and illegal or regulated products
Some products can not cross borders on arrival or departure without special authorization. This is the case of animal remains, live animals and certain items of historical heritage of Kenya. Thank you to contact the Veterinary Services or the Ministry of Culture if you have any doubt about this type of product . Hazardous products (firearms, explosives, corrosives, pressurized container, etc.) are generally prohibited or regulated. Thank you contact your airline to find out its policy on the transportation of these products.

See also the customs hand book for passengers

Furthermore, a strict control of drugs is carried out by airport police officers. The canine brigade, through its specially trained dogs to search for drugs in luggage, allows regular cocaine seizure. Moreover , the mere consumption of cannabis can lead to penalties of up to 6 months in prison. Searches can be performed randomly on passengers. However, chewing of a locally grown shrub called "miraa" or "khat" is allowed.

Illegal or regulated products

Cocaine airport

Customs

See the customs hand book for passengers

Customs Kenya
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