International airport transfer procedures at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

If you have a connecting flight at Nairobi JKIA, find out how to get between arrival and departure terminals, what happens with your luggage, and how to get it to your connecting flight.

There are various connection and transit flights at JKIA Nairobi airport:

1.International to International Transit Connection

Passengers arrive on an international flight and connect or transfer to another international flight.Our Meet and assist services can assist passengers with all airport formalities


2.International to domestic flight Connection

Passengers arriving on international flights and connecting or transferring to domestic flights. We can help airport customs avoid passengers missing their flights due to lost or delayed luggage. Sometimes a transit visa is required


3.Domestic flight to International flights Connection

Passengers arrive on a domestic flight and need to quickly transfer to international flight at a different terminal. We can assist with all airport formalities and ensure passengers receive their luggage. If your connecting flight is with another airline, you may arrive and depart from different terminals. Find out how to travel between Terminals 1A,1B,1C,1D AND T2 at JKIA, and what you need to do with your bags..

Frequently Asked Questions while on Transit

What happens to my bags?

When you connect on two different flights at JKIA Nairobi airport, your luggage may be marked and transferred to the next flight, or you may wish to collect your luggage from the baggage carousel and check in again at the port of departure.


What if you book your entire trip with one airline, including connecting flights with partner airlines? 

There is no need to collect your luggage upon arrival.
Just go to the transfer desk, Check-in on your next flight. During your transit layover period, your luggage will be checked and sent to your next flight.


What if you don’t book all connecting flights with the same airline?

You must go through immigration, collect your luggage from the carousel and go through customs. Leave the terminal and take a taxi or bus to the departure terminal. Check-in for your next flight. You may need a transit visa to leave the airport and transfer to the next terminal.


Top tips for easy connections in JKIA Nairobi

The easiest and most straightforward way to connect through Nairobi is to book your entire journey with one airline, or with similar partner airlines where possible. Always Keep your luggage tags safe in case you loose your bags.Ensure you labels your bags distinctively to easily identify them at the baggage claim.

How do I book Flight Transit Connection Meet and Assist Services at Nairobi airport?

Before you rush to book a Connection Meet and Assist Service at Nairobi airport, its important to understand they type of connection you will be going through at Nairobi airport.More important to know if your connection window between the two flights is enough for you to manage by yourself in some cases or seek for airport connection assistance help.