The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus has now been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), and countries all around the world have begun implementing measures to help contain the spread of the virus. Depending on the country, the preventative measures against COVID-19 include travel restrictions, border closures, and the suspension of flights
Visa Policy for Kenya
Kenya’s visa policy are regulations by which the Kenyan government determines who can enter the country without a visa, as well as the requirements for foreign visitors for whom a Kenyan visa is required to travel to, enter and stay within the country.
Visa regulations to travel to Kenya state that citizens of approximately 45 countries can visit the country of Kenya without the need to obtain a visa, depending on the duration and purpose of the planned stay in the country.
Citizens of these countries are able to access Kenya by simply presenting a passport with 6 months of validity before the date of entry to the country, for a period of stay of up to 90 days. If these citizens want to travel to Kenya for longer periods and for purposes other than tourism, business, or transit, they must apply for a visa.
Although the country of Kenya does not offer foreign citizens the option of obtaining a visa on arrival, it allows up to 140 countries and territories around the world to obtain an electronic visa through an online application. A Kenya eVisa allows short stays for tourism, business, or medical treatment.
Citizens of an additional 60 countries are required to obtain a visa from a government office, either an embassy or a consulate, no matter the purpose of travel or the period of intended stay.. Therefore, nationals of around 200 countries must pre-register to obtain a visa before departure for Kenya.
Kenya eVisa-eligible citizens must also obtain an embassy visa if they plan to visit Kenya for purposes other than those permitted with the eVisa, whether a student visa, work visa,or other visa type. Therefore, it is important to check the visa laws for each nationality before planning to travel to Kenya.
Below you will find a complete list of Kenya travel visa restrictions from your country of residence. Travelers are recommended to check this page regularly to be informed of any changes in Kenya’s immigration policy.