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Visa Requirements for Kenyan Citizens
Visa requirements for Kenyan nationals are the rules and regulations concerning the travel documents needed by citizens of Kenya in order to visit other countries.
The Kenyan passport is currently ranked as the 72nd most powerful passport in the world by the Henley Passport Index. It permits entry to over 70 different countries and territories without a visa in advance.
Before traveling to another country, Kenyan citizens should check the visa requirements of their destination.
There are different visa requirements for Kenyans depending on the country they are planning to visit.
Many sovereign states also have different visa options for different purposes of visit (e.g. for business, tourism, relocating to the country, etc.). Sometimes, different visas may be required for different lengths of stay.
Some countries allow Kenyan citizens to enter without a visa for a certain period of time (this can vary between 7 days and 1 year, depending on the country).
In order to visit certain destinations, travelers from Kenya may apply online for an electronic visa (eVisa) or electronic travel authorization (ETA). These are typically quicker and easier to obtain than traditional consular visas, which must be acquired from an embassy.
Kenyan nationals can also apply for a visa on arrival at the international border when traveling to under 30 countries, but this may involve waiting in long lines at an immigration checkpoint.