Do I need a visa for Kenya if just passing through?

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Jun 5th, 2005, 07:08 AM
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Do I need a visa for Kenya if just passing through?

My wife and I are leaving for Tanzania in a couple of weeks. We've already obtained the correct Tanzania visa, but were recently told that we would have to get a Kenyan visa even though we'll never leave the airport. Many flights to Tanzania have a short layover in Nairobi, so hopefully all you fodorites will be able to solve this mystery for me. Most airports allow you to transfer to other flights without having to go through passport control. Thank you!
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Jun 5th, 2005, 08:49 AM
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Last year I had a layover in Nairobi at Kenyatta Airport and needed no Kenya visa. I was going from Kigali to London and never left the airport. Was it your agent that told you to get the visa?
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Jun 5th, 2005, 03:59 PM
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I wonder if the two flights might arrive/depart from different terminals? I think I saw 2 terminals at NBO but am not absolutely certain. That's the only reason I can think of why you might have to go through passport control. Who told you that you needed a visa? If you have to get a visa, you can get one on arrival. I believe there's a different price for the transit visa, somewhere around $20 (or equivalent in GBP) versus the regular visa which is $50.
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Jun 5th, 2005, 04:17 PM
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Take a look at the Kenyan government's website or contact the embassy or a consulate in your country. It should have current information.
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