THERE IS NO VISA ON ARRIVAL!!!

All passengers entering Kenya from countries requiring visas shall apply for an obtain an eVisa before boarding an aircraft to Kenya, as visas will NO longer be issued on arrival. The Embassy also no longer issues visas for Kenya.

For more information go to Consular Section -> Visas.

The Republic of Kenya has fully automated the issuance of visa with effect from January 1, 2021. All visa applications must be made online on

In this regard, all passengers travelling to Kenya from countries that require visas to enter Kenya shall be required to apply and obtain eVisa before boarding an aircraft as no visas will be issued on arrival.

We advise that you apply for the visa at least two weeks before the proposed travel date. There is no express issuance of visas at the moment.

Holders of passports from the following countries require a referred visa and have to apply for the Evisa at least 8 weeks before the proposed travel date:

Afghanistan, Armenia, Democratic Republic of Korea (Formerly N.Korea), Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Yemen, Stateless Nationals as well as well as those holding Travel Documents issued to Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Applying for evisa to visit Kenya involves three simple steps:

1. Create an account at

2. Fill the application form, upload the requirements and pay using a Master/Visa credit or debit card (Not EC Card)

3. Once the status reads ISSUED, click on the visa reference to download the eVisa PDF from your account.

For further inquiries contact: evisa(at)

This is for the following visa categories:

For telephone enquiries, the Directorate can be contacted as follows:

Telephone numbers (Monday to Friday – 8:00am to 5:00pm East African Time)

  • +2541109222062
  • +2541109222063
  • +2541109222064

 Telephone numbers (After hours and Weekends)

  • +254112620512
  • +254112620693

 Kindly Note that the Embassy is not the issuer of evisas. For any issue with your evisa, you have to contact Evisa directly through their telephone contact details given above.


1. All travellers arriving into the country through any point of entry shall no longer be required to show proof of either Covid-19 vaccination or a pre-departure Covid-19 test.

2. Any traveler arriving at any port of entry into Kenya with flu-like symptoms will be required to fill the passenger locator form on the ‘jitenge’ platform: will also require to take a Covid-19 antigen test upon arrival at their own cost. These who turn out positive for antigen test will be required to take a further Covid-19 PCR test at their own cost. Those with severe symptoms shall thereafter be allowed to isolate as per the prevailing isolation requirements for mild, moderate and severe disease.

3. Passengers traveling out of the country, will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the transit and destination country.