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Countries That Don’t Need a Visa to Visit Kenya

  02 August 2017       Tripindigo       5 min read

With its pristine natural beauty, wildlife diversity and exciting outdoor activities, Kenya offers a holiday of a lifetime to its visitors. The country is rich in history, culture and traditions, and features many sightseeing opportunities.

Kenya certainly has something for everyone. If you’re looking forward to a luxury holiday, there are lots of exclusive places to visit and stay. For upscale shopping, you will find the trendy and ritzy shopping malls in Nairobi . If you’re looking for a beach vacation, the East African country has several coastal destinations for you to unwind and relax amidst the serene natural beauty it offers.

Obtaining a Kenyan Visa

Getting a visa to Kenya is an easy and straightforward process. As it happens, passport holders from different countries from around the world can have easy access to the East African country. In fact, the freedom of movement and visa-free access to Kenyan destinations is taken as given. Kenyans are always willing to welcome tourists and visitors with open arms.

Acquiring a Kenyan visa depends on your nationality and why you’re visiting. People who do not need visa to visit hold passports from countries that have a visa exemption agreement with Kenya. However, people who need visa to visit Kenya can apply online to get the eVisa or obtain Visa-on-Arrival at the point of entry.

The visa-free access, eVisa and Visa-on-arrival allow visitors to travel to Kenya for tourism or short-term business purpose for up to 90 days. This rule applies to Tourist/Visit visas and you’re not permitted to work in the country.

Countries That Don’t Need Visa To Visit Kenya

If you’re a passport holder or national of the countries in the list below, you don’t need to apply for visa before you can enter Kenya. This means you can stay in Kenya for a period of 3 months (unless stated otherwise on the list); your passport will be stamped at the point of entry, as long as the purpose of your visit meets the immigration rules.

 

African Countries

Botswana
Burundi
Ghana
Lesotho
Malawi
Mauritius
Namibia
Rwanda
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
South Africa*
Swaziland
Tanzania
The Gambia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

* up to 30 days

Australia & Oceania

Fiji Island
Kiribati
Nauru
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

 

North America

Barbados
Belize
Brunei Darussalam
Dominica
Grenada
Jamaica
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and The Grenadines
The Bahamas
Trinidad and Tobago

 

Europe/Asia

Cyprus
Maldives
Singapore
Malaysia

 

Countries Granted E-Visa or Visa-on-Arrival 

 

If you’re a passport holder or national of the countries on the list below, you can apply for e-Visa online. You can apply and make payment online, then print your eVisa to show the immigration officer at the point of entry. You can also obtain visa-on-arrival at the point of entry.

 

Africa

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Cape Verde
Central African Rep
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Czech Republic
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast
Liberia
Madagascar
Mauritania
Morocco
Mozambique
Niger
Nigeria
Reunion
Sao Tome and Principe
South Sudan
Sudan
Togo
Tunisia

 

Asia/Middle-East

Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Cambodia
China
East Timor
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kampuchea
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Korea South
Kuwait
Laos
Macau
Mongolia
Malaysia*
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam

*For less than 30 days stay

Australia & Oceania

Australia
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
New Zealand
Pacific Isles
Palau

 

North America

Antigua and Bermuda
Canada
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Greenland

 

South America

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
United states
Uruguay
Venezuela

 

Europe

Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia Herzegovina
Croatia
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City

 

Summary

Nationals of countries that are not listed above can apply for visa via the Kenyan High Commission or Embassy in your country. If you plan to settle down in Kenya for marital reasons, to study or work, there are many different visas that you can apply for. You will also need to apply directly to the Kenyan High Commission or Embassy in your country.  

If you’re not sure whether you need a visa, you should visit the Kenyan High Commission office or Embassy in your country.

If it does turn out that you don’t need a visa to visit Kenya, all you need to do is to purchase your ticket and start planning your holiday.

However, if it turns out that you need an e-Visa; you can go online and apply for it. The online visa application is easy and straightforward. Alternatively, you can obtain your visa on arrival at the point of entry in the country.

Have a look at our Travel Guides for all the best Kenyan Destinations and let us help you plan your trip to Kenya!

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