As of January 1, 2021, travelers are required to obtain an electronic visa prior to arrival in Kenya. No more visas are issued on arrival in Kenya, nor in Kenyan representations. This e-Visa allows entry into the country once for a tourist or business stay of up to 90 days or a transit of up to 48 hours (1 night maximum). All nationalities are eligible, except 46 exempted from visa. The average time to obtain an e-Visa is 4 days for an urgent departure. Children under 16 years old are exempt from applying and will only need to present their identity papers.
Assistance in obtaining the e-Visa
Republic of Kenya 🇰🇪
What are the eligibility criteria for the Kenyan e-Visa?
Travellers must have a passport that is still valid at least 6 months after the date of entry into Kenya.
2️⃣ Visa pending
You do not need a Kenyan resident visa.
You do not need to be in Kenya at the moment with a valid visa, or with an extension to your visa.
The e-Visa is available for tourist, business or transit stays
Which airports, ports and border towns are eligible for e-Visa?
All entry points are eligible for the Kenya e-Visa
Airports, seaports or land borders
Which nationalities are eligible for e-Visa?
All nationalities are eligible for the Kenya e-Visa
being the only way to obtain a visa to enter the country
Except for the following nationalities exempted up to 90 days ⤵️
🇿🇦 South Africa (30 days)
🇸🇧 Solomon Islands
🇲🇾 Malaysia (30 days)
🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea
🇰🇳 Saint Kitts and Nevis
🇸🇲 San Marino
🇻🇨 Saint Vincent and the G.
🇱🇨 Saint Lucia
🇸🇱 Sierra Leone
🇸🇸 South Sudan
🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago
These nationalities need a Referral Visa:
🇦🇫 Afghanistan, 🇦🇲 Armenia, 🇰🇵 North Korea, 🇮🇶 Iraq, 🇽🇰 Kosovo, 🇱🇧 Lebanon, 🇱🇾 Libye, 🇵🇸 Palestine, 🇸🇴 Somalia, 🇸🇾 Syria, 🇹🇯 Tajikistan, 🇾🇪 Yemen
How much does the e-Visa for Kenya cost?
e-Visa Tourism or Business single entry
- Maximum stay of 90 days in Kenya
- 90 days to use it on issue
- 84 € / traveler
- 48 hours stay , 1 night maximum in Kenya
- 90 days to use it on issue
- 44 € / traveler
🚸 Children under 16 years old are exempt from e-Visa
What are the advantages of the e-visa?
Group application possible
100% online, nothing to post
Faster to obtain
Official document from the authorities
The authorities may take a few more days to edit the document
The Kenyan e-visa in a nutshell
|Reasons||Tourism, business or transit|
|Number of entries||1|
|Time limit for urgent departure||4 days|
|Length of stay||0 to 90 days|
|Consular fees||From 17 € onwards|
For travel to Kenya the Kenya eVisa is mandatory. Your Kenya e-visa is eligible at all points of entry: Lokichoggio Airport, Wajir Airport, Eldoret International Airport, Kisumu International Airport, Nairobi Wilson Airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Garissa Airport, Lamu-Manda Airport, Malindi Airport and Mombasa Moi International Airport.
For a trip to Kenya you can get a single-entry Kenya Tourist or Business e-Visa or a Kenya Transit e-Visa. Valid for a stay of 90 days, it is best to apply for your Kenya e-visa four days before arrival. As of January 1, 2021, no visa on arrival will be issued.
When to go to Kenya?
Kenya is best visited between December and March, and July to October, during the dry season of the local climate.
Places to visit in Kenya
Opened in 1948, Tsavo West National Park is one of the largest parks in the country. During your expedition, you will be able to see lions, buffaloes and other African wildlife. Karura Forest, located in Nairobi, is the lungs of the city. During a family walk, discover the great diversity of its fauna and flora.
During your visit to Lake Nakuru, you will be able to see many flamingos as well as numerous bird species. Ideal for a first safari, arm yourself with your best camera. In Kenya, a safari destination, don't miss a unique safari in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Here, you can witness the migration of wildebeest and other animal species: zebras, gazelles, etc. If you are looking for an original way to visit this park, you can take this safari in a hot air balloon.
- Official country name: Republic of Kenya
- Location: East Africa
- Capital city: Nairobi
- Area: 580,367 km2
- Language: Swahili, English
- Currency: Kenyan shilling
- Climate: Equatorial
- Time zone: UTC +3
Health: Yellow fever vaccine is recommended and it is important to be up to date with universal vaccinations.