EVISA NOTICE

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.

COVID 19 TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR KENYA

1. All travellers arriving into Kenya through any point of entry must have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination. The following categories of travellers are exempt from the requirement:

  • Travelers with medical conditions precluding vaccination. Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner detailing the medical reason precluding vaccination.
  • Travelers who have recovered from an active COVID-19 infection or received convalescent plasma in the preceding 90 days. Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner showing that the person may have recovered from an active infection in the preceding 90 days.

  • Returning unvaccinated Kenyans who have difficulty accessing vaccines in their current country of residence. Such persons must be prepared to be vaccinated immediately upon arrival and must register for vaccination on Chanjo-Ke platform before departure. Proof of registration shall be required before entry in to the country.

2. All travellers coming to Kenya who are fully vaccinated shall be exempt from the requirement of a PCR test.

3. All eligible unvaccinated travellers arriving at any port of entry into Kenya, must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before departure regardless of the route of entry. Children below the age of five (5) years are exempt from this requirement.

4. Unvaccinated travellers arriving at any point of entry shall be subjected to rapid antigen test at their own cost of 30 USD. Any person who test positive on antigen RDT will be subjected to PCR test at their own further cost of 50 USD and self-isolate. Travelers below the age of five (5) years are exempt from this testing requirement.

5. There will be no paper verification of COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates upon arrival into Kenya. Airlines should ensure that all travellers have uploaded both documents into global haven before boarding via www.globalhaven.org

6. Operating crew are exempt from COVID-19 test when on a layover between flights. They must adhere to COVID-19 protocols from airport to hotel/residence and back to airport.

7. All travellers will be expected to fill the passenger locator form on the “jitenge” platform.

8. Passengers travelling out of Kenya will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the destination country.

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

10. All travellers to countries requiring antigen testing hours before travel will be required to undertake pre-travel rapid antigen test at the MOH Port Health facility at the airport and the results uploaded to the Trusted Travel platform.