Kenya - 2.3.8 Border Crossing of Nadapal 


A Border Post facility at the Nadapal border between South Sudan and Kenya on the Northern Corridor. Individuals crossing the Kenyan-South Sudan border are required to have certain documents to do so, including the following:  

  • Passport (or national ID for East Africans). 

  • Visa (if applicable).  

  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate.  

Nationals of East African Community (EAC) member states do not need a visa to enter Kenya or South Sudan and may also enter using a national ID card in place of their passport. International visitors who meet the Kenyan e-Visa requirements can take the convenient option of applying for their visa online, which skips any unnecessary trips to an embassy. No major traffic at the border crossing. Good internet connectivity is available at the border point. There are clearing and forwarding agents also found in Lokichogio to assist with customs document 


Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 


Kenya: Nadapal 
Tanzania: Nadapal 

Province or District 

Turkana County, Lokichogio Sub- County 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Lokichogio Town 

25 km 


N 4°23'50.48556 



E 34°17'40.2216 


Managing Authority / Agency 

Kenya Revenue Authority 

Contact Person 

Area Office Manager: Humphrey Omondi 



Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Lokichogio Airport  

25 Km 

Nearest Port 

Kisumu Port, Kisumu County 

Distance in 615 km 

Truck Travel Time: 24Hrs 

Car Travel time: 10Hrs 

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity 

Lokichogio, Turkana County 

Distance: 25 km 

Truck Travel Time: 1Hrs 0min 

Car Travel time: 0Hrs 30min  

Other Information 


The nearest Fuel station is in Lokichogio 25 km from the border crossing point and No weighing bridge is available. 


Hours of Operation 


0800Hrs – 1700Hrs 


0800Hrs – 1700Hrs 


0800Hrs – 1700Hrs 


0800Hrs – 1700Hrs 


0800Hrs – 1700Hrs 


0800Hrs – 1700Hrs 


0800Hrs – 1700Hrs 

National Holidays 

No closure on any National Holidays. 

Seasonal Constraints  

Operational the whole year. 


Daily Capacity 

Nadapal is a border crossing point with single lanes. Majorly passenger vehicles use the border point and minimal cargo trucks use the border point into South Sudan. The border post has a truck verification yard however no electronic scanner is available.   

Customs Clearance 

The border post is mostly an enforcement point for cargo crossing into the neighbouring country, however the general customs clearance process as provided by the government also applies at the border point. The requirements include;  

  • Pro-Forma,  

  • Customs packing list,  

  • COO Certificate (Country of Origin),  

  • Customs Invoice,  

  • Shipping bill,  

  • Export license,  

  • Bill of lading,  

  • Bill of sight,  

  • Letter of credit,  

  • Bill of exchange,  

  • Export license. 

  • Health certificate.  


Some of the tariffs are: 

  • Port Health - USD 8.5 per truck 

  • Clearing agents Fee charge 1.275 per mt. 

For more information on customs in Kenya, please see the following links: 


Other Relevant Information 

Processes or procedures required to complete the crossing and approximate waiting time 

  1. Pre-clearance documentation; Contract a clearing agent 

  1. Obtaining Kenya Service release; requirements;  

  • Submission of documents for verification 

  • Verification of consignment 

  • Paying for import permit 

  • Obtaining Kenya Service release 

  1. Obtaining Port Health Services release 

  • Applying for import health certificate and generate e-slip 

  • Paying for import health certificate 

  • Submission of clearance documents for verification 

  • Verification of consignment 

  • Obtaining import health certificate 

  1. Obtaining KES release 

  • Submit documents for verification 

  • Payment of destination inspection fees 

  • Verification of consignment 

  1. Obtaining KRA release 

  • Obtaining exit note 

  • Submission of clearance documents for verification 

  • Verification of consignment 

  • Obtaining KRA final release 

  1. Physical release of consignment 

Time frame: 

  • Waiting time in queue: Max.  5mn 

  • Attention at the counter: Max.   5mn 

For more information on processes or procedures required to complete the crossing and approximate waiting time Link; 



General goods and used motor vehicles being imported from countries where PVOC Contractors are not present (see clause 5.3 and 7.1) shall be subject to destination inspection upon payment of destination inspection fee equivalent to 0.6% of the approved Customs Value subject to minimum of USD 265 and maximum of USD 2700 per used motor vehicle unit or consignment submitted for inspection. Testing fee is payable where testing is required to determine conformity.  


For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List







KRA (customs) 

Humphrey Omondi 




Port Health 

Levi Kwemboi 





Barnabas Wasilwa 




KRA (Custom) 

John Swanya 





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