Standard service at JKIA!
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is the biggest international airport in Nairobi, Kenya. It is located in Embakasi about 15km from the CBD. It has 2 terminals so ensure you are sure of the terminal for departure or arrival to avoid any delays as you try to find yours. For the departure section, only the traveller is let through so you have to say goodbye to your company just outside and off you go. There’s always a security agent that will confirm your flight for you, just to confirm that you’re at the right terminal and check your passport. The terminals are quite large, spacious and well organised. You will then check in, pass via immigration and proceed to the lobby which is really huge, accommodating a large number of travellers. I usually love to check out the many duty-free shops with beautiful souvenirs from Kenya so make sure to check them and carry one with you, if you still have time before your flight. There are quite a number of restaurants where you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner if you need to before your flight. The JKIA staff are really friendly and polite. Ensure to ask questions or for directions from them. You will be assisted with no hesitation. For the arrival section, there are buses/ shuttles that will collect you from the plane and take you to the arrivals area where you will have to pass through the health centre then proceed to immigration and finally leave using their airport taxis or and online cab of your choice. While traveling during the pandemic, ensure to fill in the health form online via a link provided on the JKIA website because the code sent to you is what is used to prove that you have had a negative COVID-19 test which should not be older than 96hrs before travelling. Travellers applying for a visa should also do it online and pay visa fees online as cash is no longer received during the pandemic.