Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Essential Tips for Tourists Taking Flights to Nairobi

The thriving capital of Kenya, Nairobi has emerged as one of the most coveted travel destinations in Africa, such that airlines witness a virtual stampede for cheap tickets to Nairobi, every year.

Mulling over some essential travel tips before embarking those cheap flights to Nairobi can go a long way in ascertaining smooth holidays here.


Britons taking flights to Nairobi need a visa for entry into Kenya. The visas can be obtained from the Kenya High Commission in London, or on arrival at the airport.


British citizens contemplating flights to Nairobi need a valid passport. The passport must be valid for at least six months from the arrival date with two blank pages for entry and departure endorsements.

Health Safety
  • Ensure proper medication and vaccinations before boarding your cheap flights to Nairobi.
  • It is important to drink only bottled or boiled water in Nairobi.
  • Travellers taking flights to Nairobi should not buy food items from unlicensed vendors.
Safety and Security
  • Remain vigilant at all times.

  • Leave valuable items of fiscal value at hotel safe.
  • Hire reputed tour operators for safari trips.
  • Do not wear unneeded valuables or flaunt huge cash to avoid warrant of unwanted attention.
Local Laws
  • Homosexual relations are unlawful here.
  • Smoking is forbidden in public places.
  • The use and trafficking of illegal drugs is subject to heavy fines and severe imprisonments.
  • Spiflicating Kenyan currency is illegal and is subject to severe penalisations.
FCO’s Latest Kenya Travel Advice: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has currently advised against all but essential travel to certain parts of Kenya, including parts of Nairobi. Travellers planning to travel to Kenya must consult the FCO website (www.fco.gov.uk) in order to check the updated travel advice for the country.

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