International Airport

Eldoret International Airport (EDL)

Gateway to Kenya's Rift Valley and highland wonders.

Kenya
Location
Year-round
Best Time to Visit
2,100 m
Altitude

About Eldoret International Airport (EDL)

Eldoret International Airport (EDL), situated in the heart of Kenya's Uasin Gishu County, serves as a pivotal gateway to the Rift Valley and the country's western highlands. Opened in 1995 to enhance the region's connectivity, EDL supports both cargo and passenger services, catering to travellers and business logistics alike. The airport's strategi...

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Safety & Vaccinations
Eldoret is considered safe for travellers, with standard precautions advised for personal safety and belongings. It's recommended to be up to date with routine vaccinations, and while not required, vaccines for hepatitis A, typhoid, and yellow fever may be recommended based on your travel itinerary. Malaria prophylaxis is also advised when travelin...
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
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CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Eldoret International Airport is accessible by road from Nairobi and other major cities in Kenya. The most common way to get there is by domestic flight from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), which takes about an hour. There are also direct flights from other parts of the country.
Getting Around
Upon arrival, taxis and car rental services are available for convenient travel around Eldoret and the surrounding regions. The public transport system, including matatus (minibuses) and boda-bodas (motorbike taxis), offers an authentic local travel experience but might be challenging for first-time visitors.
Visas
From 1 January 2024, Kenya has implemented an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) system, abolishing visa requirements for all foreign visitors. Most visitors must obtain an eTA prior to travel, unless they are citizens of eTA-exempted countries. The eTA application can be submitted online, with a fee of 34.09 USD, and is required for single entr...
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