Accessing Jomo Kenyatta Airport Nairobi


Accessing Jomo Kenyatta Airport Nairobi


Accessing Jomo Kenyatta Airport Nairobi: The main international gateway to Kenya’s capital, here’s some important operational and immigration info necessary for a successful mission to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi
  • IATA Code: NBO
  • ICAO Code HKJK
  • Latitude/ Longitude: S1-19.15 / E36-55.67
  • Elevation: 5330 feet
  • Magnetic Variation: 1° E
  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC +3:00 hours
  • Airport slots at HKJK are required for all scheduled flights and must be applied for 48 hours before the operation
  • Non-scheduled flights need to indicate clearly any possible deviation from their schedule when applying for permits to avoid a slot being denied
  • There is plenty of parking space at HKJK with certain designated areas according to the aircraft size
  • Private jets are generally parked at Terminal 2
  • Jet A1 and Avgas are available

Both EU and Non-EU passengers require visas to enter Kenya (with the exception of those listed below).

Travelers who are also visiting Rwanda and Uganda may find it more useful to apply for an East Africa joint cross-border visa that allows entry into all three countries on a single visa.

  • Visas can be applied online and upon arrival at HKJK
  • Visas cost $50 USD or equivalent in EUR, GBP or SFR


  • E-visas can only be paid in USD
  • There are three easy steps and approval can be expected within 48 hours
  • Your visa must be printed and presented on arrival

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Nationalities that don’t need a visa to enter Kenya:

Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei-Darussalam, Cyprus, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, Gambia, The, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Nationalities that need to have referral visas (applied at their country of origin) before entering Kenya:

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Senegal, Somali, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Yemen.

  • Crew members entering Kenya don’t require a visa as long as they are listed on the GENDEC and have crew ID
  • Crew flying in on commercial jets or as passengers on private jets to operate outgoing flights will require visas

Baggage clearance normally takes less than five minutes if you don’t have anything to declare or items that will incur customs duty.

For support with your flight operations to Jomo Kenyatta Airport, contact UAS