Travellers to Tanzania or those meeting them should be aware that a large fire broke out at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) early Wednesday 7 August. The airport has been closed down to all flights until further notice. JKIA authorities report that incoming flights are being diverted to Mombasa and Eldoret. It is possible flights may also be diverted to other regional airports. There is the possibility that other flights in the region could be disrupted as a result of this.
Potential passengers to Tanzania or those meeting them should contact the relevant airline, monitor news and social media broadcasts including @UKinKenya on Twitter, and check for further FCO travel advice updates both on Kenya and Tanzania.