Visiting Kenya

Tourists visiting Kenya must have a passport valid for at least six months and also a must is a valid  visa. Kenya introduced ‘eVisa in the year 2007’, the electronic tourist visa. This can be applied  online before flying into Kenya. Although you can still apply for a visa manually upon arrival at the JKIA Nairobi or Mombasa International Airport in Kenya.

Manual application for a visa on arrival in Kenya:

Upon arrival at the JKI Airport in Kenya, you will need to complete an application form and pay a fee of USD 50. The process is relatively smooth and fast. It’s handy to carry your own pen!

While filling the Visa application, in the field where you are requested to state your Kenyan address, please enter the name of the hotel/lodge where you are proceeding to spend your first night.

Electronic visa application for Kenya:

Please use the website

The visa application process involves uploading your passport picture along with your passport photograph. Your visa shall be issued approximately five days after you register. You shall be required to print a copy of your electronic visa, bring it with you for presentation along with your passport on arrival in Kenya.

If you have any problems or inquiries related to applying for an electronic visa, please contact the Kenyan Embassy in your country / region.


There are frequent direct and indirect flights to Kenya by numerous major airlines.
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