Our Kenya Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Kenya’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Kenya.
Entry into Kenya
All passengers over 12 years old are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure. Vaccination requires receiving the required doses of a specific vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival. Before arriving in Kenya, all passengers must upload vaccination certificates or negative PCR test results to the PanaBIOS (or Global Haven) website.
Passengers over the age of 12 without vaccination documentation or a PCR test will be subject to a Rapid Antigen Test at their own expense upon arrival. Any passenger over the age of 12 who tests positive on this Rapid Antigen Test will be required to pay for an additional PCR test and must be isolated in accordance with the most recent Ministry of Health guidelines. Passengers younger than 12 years old are not required to present a vaccination certificate or PCR test.
All arriving passengers with flu-like symptoms will be required to fill out a passenger locator form. These passengers will also be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test at their own expense upon arrival. Note that, at the discretion of the airlines, pre-departure Rapid Antigen Tests or COVID-19 PCR tests may be considered for passengers leaving the country.
On the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority website, you can find comprehensive information regarding the coronavirus entry requirements of the government of Kenya.
Kenya Entry Visas
All Kenyan entry visas are issued online, and passengers must receive their e-visas before to departure.
Eligibility to apply for a Kenya visa
There is a criteria in place to apply for a Kenya visa. Travellers are encouraged to follow this when gathering their documentation to apply for a visa. The criteria is listed below for your benefit.
Visa applicants must possess national passports/travel documents that are valid for at least six months beyond their scheduled date of entrance into Kenya.
Applications that are incomplete WILL NOT BE PROCESSED and WILL BE REJECTED.
The presence of a Kenya visa is not the only need for entering Kenya.
Processing time for Kenya visas
Your Kenya visa application will be processed in as little as 48 hours after you have completed the online application. However, it is recommended that you begin your e-Visa application at least 10 to 15 business days prior to your planned departure.
Appointment waiting times
Appointment waiting times can take around 15 days from the day of your submission to come through. However, each case is dealt with on an individual basis, so it could be less or more time, depending on your individual circumstances.
Who can visit Kenya without a visa?
There are relatively few countries in the globe that do not exclude certain nationalities from visa requirements. In this regard, Kenya has a relatively liberal visa policy. This policy allows the nationals of the below states to enter Kenya without a visa.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
|Covid 19 / Border Control|
|What is a Visa?|
|What kind of visa do I need?|
|Do I need more than one visa?|
|How long is a visa valid for?|
|When do I need my visa?|
|What if my visa is refused?|
Kenya visa types
The types of visas available in Kenya. Each visa is for a different reason of entry. It is important to ensure you have the correct visa before travelling to Kenya.
- Types of visas and the fee charged.
- Single Entry Visa.
- Transit visa.
- Courtesy Visa.
- Multiple Entry Visa.
- Referred Visa.
- East Africa Tourist Visa.
What to do if your Kenya visa is refused?
You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard document to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Kenya visa and the reasons for the refusal. People regularly ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you have to do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa application has been rejected.
People also asked...
The Kenyan Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperations issues eVisas electronically. The Kenya eCitizen system can be used to process Kenya eVisas by travellers, travel agents, airlines, and professional service providers such as ourselves. In our situation, the process works as follows: we enter your information into the eVisa system, which communicates with other systems to verify your information. The outcome of the eVisa form is communicated to us after all revisions are completed.
If you are awarded a Kenyan eVisa, you must remember that your passport information will be electronically linked to your eVisa. If your application is denied, you must reapply at the Embassy closest to you.
Visas obtained for Kenya are valid for up to 90 days.
Depends. Yellow fever is a risk in certain regions of Kenya, so it is always advisable to have the vaccine before travelling there. The Kenyan government wants confirmation of immunisation against yellow fever if you are travelling from a country with a risk of yellow fever.