International Airport

Kisumu International Airport (KIS)

Kisumu's hub connects the Great Lakes to the world.

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About Kisumu International Airport (KIS)

Kisumu International Airport (KIS), located on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya, is the country's third-largest airport and serves as a key hub for both domestic and international flights. The airport's strategic location makes it an essential gateway to the western region of Kenya and the Great Lakes region, facilitating business, tourism, and...

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Kisumu is generally considered safe for travellers, but as with any travel destination, it's advisable to exercise common sense and stay informed about local advisories. Vaccinations for hepatitis A, typhoid, and yellow fever are recommended for visitors, along with malaria prophylaxis. Consultation with a travel health specialist is advised to ens...
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Kisumu International Airport is accessible via direct flights from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, with several daily connections making it easy to reach from both domestic and international locations. The airport's expansion allows for a greater range of services and improved accessibility for travellers.
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Upon arrival, visitors can choose from various transportation options including taxis, car rentals, and ride-sharing services for travel within Kisumu and the surrounding regions. Public transport and organized tours offer alternative ways to explore the area's attractions.
As of 1 January 2024, Kenya introduced an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) system, removing visa requirements for all foreign visitors, who now must obtain an eTA prior to travel unless they are from eTA-exempt countries. The application for an eTA should be completed at least 3 days before travel, with a fee of 34.09 USD. The eTA is valid for...
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