Kenya Tourist Visa Application Guide

Getting a Kenya Tourist Visa is quite easy. Most nationalities including the Philippines can get their visa on arrival in both airports and land borders or get it online. Some nationalities, on the other hand, are not eligible for e-Visa or visa on arrival and must apply in person at the Kenyan Embassy in their country.

Kenya Tourist Visa Application Guide

Visa-Exempt Nationals

Citizens of these countries do not need a visa to enter Kenya

  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Brunei
  • Burundi
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • Nauru

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • St Kitts & Nevis,
  • St. Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Salomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Citizens eligible for e-Visa

Nationals of the listed countries below are eligible to obtain an e-Visa or a visa on arrival. It is advisable to get your e-Visa online to avoid hassle and inconvenience at the airport.

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Bermuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile (Nationalist)
  • China (China P.R.)
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Brazzaville)
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote de voire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • DRC
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guyana
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Herzegovina
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kirghizstan
  • Korea (South)
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldavia
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau Pacific Isles
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portuga
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Salvador
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Southern Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Christopher Cape
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor East
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • UAE
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

Nationalities NOT eligible for online e-Visa

Nationals of these countries listed below must obtain their visa in the Kenyan Embassy.

  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Cameroon
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Formerly North Korea)
  • Eritrea
  • Iraq
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Palestine
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan

Types of Visa and Visa Fees

Single Entry Visa: This is the most common type of visa issued to foreign tourists visiting Kenya. This is valid for 90 days. The single entry visa fee costs USD51 and can be obtained online, at the airport or at the border control.

Transit Visa: This visa is issued to nationalities requiring visas who intend to go out of the airport while in transit through Kenya. The transit visa fee is USD21 and is valid for 72 hours.

East Africa Tourist Visa: This is a joint tourist visa that allows visitors to travel to and within the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda for the purpose of tourism. This is valid for 90 days and can be obtained on arrival. Learn more about the East Africa Visa.

How to Obtain a Kenya Visa Online?

Below is the step-by-step process of obtaining a Kenya visa online.

How to Obtain a Kenya Visa Online?
  • Visit www.ecitizen.go.ke and register a new account
  • Create an account
  • Once Logged in, Select Department of Immigration Services.
  • Select Submit Application.
  • Choose Kenyan Visa.
  • Select the type of Visa and read the instructions carefully.
  • Fill in the application form.
  • Pay using a debit or a credit card with a Visa or Mastercard logo.
  • Wait for the approval via email, then download and print the eVisa from your eCitizen account.
  • Present your printed eVisa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.

Requirements for Single Entry Kenya Visa

  • Valid passport not expiring in the next 6 months
  • Completed visa application form
  • Copy of return ticket
  • Hotel Booking confirmation (supporting document)
  • A rough itinerary of places to be visited (supporting document)
  • A colored passport size photograph

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