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Travelers usually depart from Jomo Kenyatta International, or Wilson when they travel from Nairobi to Zanzibar. The distance between Nairobi and Zanzibar is 602 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Precision Air, Emirates, Air Tanzania, Qatar Airways, and Kenya Airways. Nairobi and Zanzibar have 114 direct flights per week.

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Fly540 on Fridays, and Sundays.

Safarilink Aviation on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Kenya Airways on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Precision Air on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Nairobi to Zanzibar

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Precision AirPRFPWYesNo
EmiratesUAEEKNoNo
Air TanzaniaATCTCYesNo
Qatar AirwaysQTRQRYes0
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Kenya AirwaysKQAKQYesNo

Tanzania COVID-19 travel restrictions

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  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required for vaccinated travelers
  • No quarantine required
Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in Tanzania – 08/2022
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Most travelers from Kenya can enter Tanzania, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required for vaccinated travelers
  • No quarantine required
Visa requirements
  • No visa required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Tanzania
  • Mandatory health surveillance form for Zanzibar

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required for vaccinated travelers
  • No quarantine required
Visa requirements
  • No visa required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Kenya
  • Mandatory health surveillance form
Additional information
  • Masks are mandatory in certain settings

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Tanzania in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Nairobi to Zanzibar?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Nairobi and Zanzibar takes around 1.6 hours.
What is the flight distance between Nairobi and Zanzibar?
The flight distance between Nairobi and Zanzibar is 602 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Nairobi and Zanzibar?
Several carriers operate flights between Nairobi and Zanzibar. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Precision Air, Safarilink Aviation, Fly540, Kenya Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from Nairobi?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Nairobi and Mombasa, Malindi, Ukunda, Kisumu, Entebbe, Eldoret, London, Lamu, Melbourne, Perth, Dublin, Dar es Salaam, Sydney, Mumbai, Juba, Maasai Mara, Kigali, Addis Ababa, Durban, Helsinki.
What are the most popular routes to and from Zanzibar?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Zanzibar and Mount Kilimanjaro, Mombasa, London, Kigali, Dublin, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Durban, Entebbe, Blantyre, Brussels, Bangkok, Port Elizabeth, Marrakesh, Mwanza, Pemba, Pemba Island, New Delhi, Harare.
Which airports are there in Nairobi?
Nairobi is mainly served by Jomo Kenyatta International. But there are other airports nearby, including Wilson.
What airports are near Nairobi?
The main airport in Nairobi is Jomo Kenyatta International. It is also served by Arusha, Nanyuki, Amboseli.
What airports are near Zanzibar?
The main airport in Zanzibar is Abeid Amani Karume International. It is also served by Abeid Amani Karume International.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Nairobi and Zanzibar?
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