Kenya Entry Requirements
You need a visa to enter Kenya. A visa can be obtained upon arrival at the airport or before you travel. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the evisas website: http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html.
You need a passport that is valid for a minimum period of 6 months starting from the date of entry into Kenya. Note: Be sure to have at least two blank pages in your passport upon arrival.
Types of Kenya Visa
Single Entry Visa
It is the typical visa for tourism, professional purposes or family visits. Single Visa Entry allows only one entry in the country for a maximum duration of 90 days. Your date trip must start during the 3 months of the issuance of the visa.
Multiple Entry Visa
This type of visa guarantees several visits to Kenya. It is suitable for visitors who wish to visit the country several times over a short period of time or for tourists who want to make excursions to neighboring countries before they return to Kenya.
East Africa Tourist Visa
This type of visa is issued by a convention between three countries. It is a single visa to travel to Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. It is a multiple entry visa valid for 90 days maximum stay. It can be obtained at Kenya embassies if you start your trip in Kenya; Uganda embassies if you start your trip in Uganda; or online on the Rwanda e-visa website if you start your trip in Rwanda.
It is issued to persons who connect to other destinations through Kenya for a period that do not exceed 72 hours. It allows you to leave the airport for this duration. People connecting flights directly without leaving the airport don’t need to apply for transit visas.
How to get a Kenya Visa?
This is the fastest and easiest way to get a visa. People can obtain it within a few minutes, complete the application and pay their fees online. Single entry visa, transit visas are eligible for e-visa. Prepare a scanned photo, your passport and your credit card and visit http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html.
Visa on Arrival
If you did not have the chance to get your visa online, you can get it upon arrival at the airport. However, E-visa allows border checks to be quicker and easier.
If you are not eligible for the e-visa, you can go to the nearest Kenya Embassy.
Visa, No Visa or Visa on Arrival?
Citizens Who Do not Need a Travel Visa to Enter Kenya
Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Citizens Who Need a Travel Visa to Enter Kenya
Australia, Canada, United States, United Kingdom.
Citizens Who Need a Visa Prior to Arrival
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Senegal, Somali, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan and Yemen.