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Kenya Visa

Travel Visa Express can assist you with passports and visa applications for travel across the world. If you’re interested in Kenya visa, we hope you’ll take advantage of our personalized service with the best team of travel experts.
We process all visa types to Kenya, including tourist, business, family, transit, etc. If you wish to add Rwanda and Uganda to your itinerary we can also assist with obtaining a joint East African visa which allows you to visit all three countries on one visa.



Kenya Tourist visa is suitable when you are traveling as tourist, either independently or as a part of an organized tour group.


Kenya Business visa is suitable for those travelers who intend to visit the country for business purposes (business meetings, conferences, trade shows, etc.)


Whatever your needs, Travel Visa Express can help get you on the plane with a proper visa and passport.

KENYA TRAVEL VISA REQUIREMENTS

Kenya Electronic Visa


Citizens of the United States of America may apply for an ETV (Electronic Travel Visa).
Single Entry Visa is valid for travel within 3 months from the date of issue.
A Multiple Entry Visa is valid for 3 to 12 months from the date of issue.

To apply for an ETV visa you will need the following:

  1. Create an online account at Kenya government website.
  2. Select Register as a Visitor.
  3. Once logged in, select Department of Immigration services.
  4. Fill out the online Visa application form.
  5. Upload a copy of your passport, a passport-style photo taken within the last 6 months, a copy of your itinerary, a copy of your hotel confirmation, other support documents required depending on your visa type.
  6. Pay government fees online.

An Electronic Travel Visa (ETV), or E-Visa is issued online and delivered by email. You will need to print our the visa and present it at the airport or point of entry on arrival along with your passport.

Kenya Tourist Visa Price

Rates vary depending on the number of entries and visa validity.
$130
Tourist Single Entry

Validity: 90 days
Single Entry

Request processing time
3-5 days

*including x Consular Fee
$165
Tourist Single Entry (RUSH)
Validity: 90 days
Single Entry

Request processing time
2 days

*including x Consular Fee

KENYA BUSINESS VISA REQUIREMENTS

Kenya Electronic Visa

Citizens of the United States of America may apply for an ETV (Electronic Travel Visa).
Single entry visa: is valid for travel within 3 months from the date of issue
Multiple entry visa: visa is issued upon approval from Kenya Immigration Office and is valid for 3 to 12 months from the date of issue.
5 year multiple entry visa Multiple Entry visa is valid for 5 years from the date of issue and is issued upon approval from Kenya Immigration Office.

To apply for an ETV visa you will need the following:

  1. Create an online account at Kenya government website.
  2. Select Register as a Visitor.
  3. Once logged in, select Department of Immigration services.
  4. Fill out an online Visa application form.
  5. Upload to your visa application form the following:
  • a copy of your national passport,
  • a passport-style (2"x2") photograph taken within the last 6 months on a plain white background,
  • a copy of your travel itinerary showing your name,
  • a copy of your hotel confirmation with your name clearly stated on the booking,
  • a letter of invitation from the host company,
  • a copy of ID of your host (an individual who signed your invitation): a copy of his/her national passport, his/her staff ID, or Kenyan ID
  • A copy of the inviting company's Business/Registration License.
6.Pay government fees online.

An Electronic Travel Visa (ETV), or E-Visa is issued online and delivered by email, however, you may be required to send application documents to us after completing your online order.

Kenya Business Visa Price

Rates vary depending on the number of entries and visa validity.
$130
Business Single Entry

Validity: 90 days
Single Entry

Request processing time
3-5 days

*including Consular Fee
$235
Business Entry
Validity: 3- 12 months
Multiple Entry

Request processing time
3-5 days

*including Consular Fee
$279
Business Multiple Entry

Validity: 2 to 5 years
Multiple Entry

Request processing time
3-5 days

*including Consular Fee
$319
Business Multiple Entry (RUSH)
Validity: from 2 to 5 years
Multiple Entry

Request processing time
2-3 days

*including Consular Fee


How does it work?

HEALTH IN KENYA

In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is typically available only in or near the major cities of Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu. First responders generally are unable to access areas outside of major cities and to provide urgent medical treatment.


Ambulance services are:

  • Not present throughout the country or are unreliable in most areas except Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, and Eldoret;
  • Not equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment; and
  • Injured or seriously ill travelers may prefer to take a taxi or private vehicle to the nearest major hospital rather than wait for an ambulance.

The following diseases are prevalent:

  • Malaria
  • Dengue
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Traveler’s Diarrhea
  • Cholera
  • Tuberculosis
  • Measles
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • HIV

Regions to Avoid:


  • The northeastern Kenyan counties of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, and the northeastern area of Marsabit (including the cities of El Wak, Wajir, Garissa, Mandera, Moyale, and Liboi).
  • All parts of the coastal counties of Tana River and Lamu, and all areas of Kilifi County north of Malindi.
  • The road between Kainuk and Lodwar in Turkana County due to banditry.
  • The Nairobi neighborhoods of Eastleigh and Kibera.
  • Avoid using the Likoni ferry due to safety and security concerns.

FAQ for travelers in Kenya

Question
Do I need to show my COVID-19 certificate in Kenya?
Answer:
Fully vaccinated passengers must show a verifiable full vaccination certificate otherwise, they will be treated as unvaccinated/partially vaccinated under this protocol.

All travelers arriving in Kenya through any point of entry must have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination.
Question
If I'm not vaccinated can I to travel to Kenya?
Answer:
You can travel to Kenya without COVID-19 vaccination only if:
You have medical conditions precluding vaccination.
Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner detailing the medical reason precluding vaccination.

You have recovered from an active COVID-19 infection or received convalescent plasma in the preceding 90 days.
Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner showing that the person may have recovered from an active infection in the preceding 90 days.

Question
I am flying to Kenya with my children. Do they need PCR?
Answer:
Children below the age of five (5) years are exempt from this requirement.
Question
Do I need to have a negative PCR before my flight to Kenya?
Answer:
All travelers coming to Kenya who are fully vaccinated shall be exempt from the requirement of a PCR test.
All eligible unvaccinated travelers arriving at any port of entry in Kenya, must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before departure regardless of the place of entry.
Question:
Do I need to do PCR-test after arrival to Kenya?
Answer:
Pre-departure testing may be considered at the discretion of any of the airlines departing from or terminating in Kenya.

Question:
Do I need to use a mask on my flight to Kenya?
Answer:
Masks are still required on flights traveling to Kenya.
Question:
Do I need a visa to enter Kenya?
Answer:
Yes. You must obtain your Kenya visa from the Kenyan embassy or consulate in advance of your travel.
The Government of Kenya also requires COVID-specific testing prior to arrival.

Question:
Do children under 18 need PCR or vaccine traveling to Kenya?
Answer:

All travelers arriving into Kenya through any point of entry must have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination. Only children below the age of five (5) years are exempt from this requirement.

Question:
Is a negative COVID-19 test PCR required for entry to Kenya?
Answer:

All eligible unvaccinated travelers arriving at any port of entry in Kenya, must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before departure regardless of the place of entry.

Question:
My PCR-test result after arrival in Kenya is positive – what happens now?
Answer:
You should not go to the airport as you may be stopped from checking-in or boarding the aircraft by your airline. You may also have primary close contacts in your traveling group. These people should not travel as you may have passed the infection on to them. A primary close contact is anyone who has had unprotected exposure to a confirmed case. You and your primary close contacts should immediately isolate and seek advice from your local health authority.
Question:
I or someone I am traveling with is not eligible for vaccination or cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. What should we do?
Answer:
People who cannot be vaccinated need to have a medical certificate which indicates that they have a medical contraindication to COVID-19 vaccines, that is, they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
Question:
Can I get COVID-19 in Kenya?
Answer:

Kenya still is identifying COVID-19 cases, and, due to an increasing number of cases in several countries, surveillance is being intensified and travel protocols are strictly enforced.

Question:
What areas are not safe in Kenya?
Answer:

Due to the very high threat of terrorist attack, the threat of kidnapping, robbery and armed attacks and the volatile security situation don't visit: the northeastern Kenyan counties of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, and the northeastern area of Marsabit (including the cities of El Wak, Wajir, Garissa, Mandera, Moyale, and Liboi).

All parts of the coastal counties of Tana River and Lamu, and all areas of Kilifi County north of Malindi.

The road between Kainuk and Lodwar in Turkana County due to banditry.

The Nairobi neighborhoods of Eastleigh and Kibera.

Avoid using the Likoni ferry due to safety and security concerns.

What is a visa to Kenya?

If you want to go to Kenya, you must apply for a (ETV) visa before entering the country.
The electronic e-visa replaces the physical visa. The visa can be called a sticker issued by the Kenyan government and affixed to the passport. However, e-visa cannot be affixed in the passport. You can then print this e-visa or show it to the immigration service via your smartphone or tablet.
With this visa you are allowed to enter the territory of Kenya.
The visa will be checked during passport control in Kenya.

What is the difference between tourist and business visa to Kenya?

Tourists from USA always need a visa to Kenya, this visa is suitable for 1 entry for 90 days.
Business visas are the same. They can be applied for for 1 entry (single-entry) for 90 days.

Do children need to provide their own visa to Kenya?

Yes, also like adults. They must be able to present a visa when entering Kenya. As parents they should also have their own passport (so children are not credited in the passport of a parent), which will contain the visa.

How long will it take before I get my visa?

The costs for the visa can vary per visa and processing time. Normally a standard application takes 5 working days. However, there is a possibility to use an agency like travelvisaexpress who can help you to make an emergency procedure in 3 working days.
We also must say that sometimes it takes the embassy longer to assess your application than the stated average processing time for this.

How do I send my passport and documents?

There are a number of delivery methods.
Most of them we are talking about are here.
The possibility and costs depend on the the time and the courier service.
You can contact us for the possibilities of sending your documents.

Is it possible to extend Kenyan visa?

No, it must be mentioned that it is not possible to renew a visa. You also must note that any new visa application for Kenya will immediately invalidate any old visa for Kenya. So only submit a new visa application when you no longer want to use any previously issued visas to Kenya.

Which conditions apply to my passport if I want get Kenyan visa?

The passport must be valid for at least six months after each entry.
The passport must contain at least two blank pages.
The passport must be free of covers and loose content.

Can I get Kenya visa urgent?

Yes. Kenyan visa can also be made urgently. The usual delivery time for both the business and tourist visa is 5 working days. In travelvisaexpress we provide Kenyan visa for 5 and 3 days. If you make an urgent request, this will take 3 working days.

My application has been denied by Kenyan embassy. Can I get my money back?

No. We must pay the visa in advance. If the Kenya government decides that you are not allowed to enter the country for any reason, we cannot get costs back.

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