Visa policy of Kenya

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
External images
Kenya international border crossing points
Kenya entry stamp
Kenya exit stamp

Visitors to Kenya require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.[1] All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Kenya

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following 43 countries who do not require a visa to visit Kenya for up to 90 days:[2][3]

Visa is not required for holders of diplomatic or service passports of China.

Visa required[edit]

Kenyan tourist visa

Citizens of the following countries and territories require a visa that cannot be obtained online but instead the application is referred to the Director of Immigration services for processing and approval:[5]

Visitors who have recently been to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are refused entry due to Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa even if holding a visa.


Kenya introduced an e-Visa system in July 2015. The government has decided to abolish the visa on arrival program and introduce the e-visa system. The e-Visa will become compulsory in September 2015. According to the government an application must be done at least 7 days in advance.[6][7] [8]

Visa on arrival (phased out)[edit]

Visa on arrival will be available until 1 September 2015.[9][10]

East African Tourist Visa[edit]

East African Tourist Visa is also available, which is valid for Rwanda and Uganda and vice versa if first used in a country that issued the visa.[11]


  1. ^ Nationals of the following countries require a visa
  2. ^ "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Nationals of Countries, Classes and Categories Of Persons Who Require Referred Visas
  6. ^ Now You Can get A Kenyan Visa Online
  7. ^ eCitizen
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ [3]
  10. ^ No Kenyan visa issuing at airports, apply online
  11. ^ East Africa: Single Visa to Boost East Regional Tourism

See also[edit]

External links[edit]