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 www.evisa.go.ke

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 a week 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 www.evisa.go.ke

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)immigration.go.ke

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. Currently, arriving passengers into the country are required to be in possession of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a negative PCR-based COVID-19 test result, conducted not more that 72 hours before departure.

NB: Vaccination means having received the prescribed doses of the specific vaccine, with the last dose administered, at the least, 14 days before arrival (not including the day of vaccination).

3. Travelers below the age of twelve (12) years shall be exempt from the requirements of a vaccination certificate or PCR test.

4. Any traveler above the age of twelve (12) arriving at any point of entry with no proof of vaccination or a PCR test or those with flu-like symptoms shall be subjected to a rapid antigen test at their own cost of 30 USD. Any person who tests positive on antigen RDT will be subjected to entry PCR test at their own further cost of 50 USD and self-isolate as per MOH guidance on isolation.

5. 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: https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ and to undergo rapid antigen test at own cost regardless of age or vaccination status. If positive on antigen test they will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test own cost.

6. 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

7. Pre-departure RDT or PCR testing may be considered at the discretion of any of the airlines departing from or terminating in Kenya.