A massive fire shut down Jomo Kenyatta International Airport located in Nairobi on Wednesday, August 7, in a major crisis that forced flights at East Africa's biggest transport hub to be canceled or diverted. Tens of thousands of passengers will be affected by the closure of the airport, while regional airports have limited capacity and will likely struggle to handle all the travelers unable to land in Nairobi.
Domestic flights resumed late Wednesday, August 7, and international arrivals are expected to resume Thursday August, 8. As of now there is no available information on when departures will begin.
Travelers whose plans take them in or around Jomo Kenyatta International Airport should double check with their travel providers for delays or disruption. Travel Insured's insured travelers may contact Oncall International for travel assistance 24 hours a day at 1-800-494-9907 (toll-free in US/Canada) or 1-603-328-1707 (collect outside US/Canada). Plan holders are encouraged to contact us with any questions regarding coverage which may apply at 1-800-243-3174 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We will continue to monitor this situation and update you with developments.