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KENYA VISA

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Last Updated: 14/07/2022
Before Entering to Kenya- All travellers must:
1. Travelers must have a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate and present a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 72 hours prior to departure), children between the age of 5 -17 are exempt from this requirements.
2. Have evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of your flights departure, children below 5 years of age are exempt from this requirement.
3. You are required to upload your certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination and COVID-19 (PCR) test to the Global Haven (https://globalhaven.org/) partnership verification tool.
4. Complete the online health surveillance form (https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/) before arrival and thereafter submit daily health information to “jitenge” platform for 14 consecutive days.
Quarantine Requirements
1. Depending on where you're travelling from, you may need to quarantine for 14 days, at your own expense. There's a list of countries exempt from quarantine requirements but this can change at short notice. The list of exempted countries can be found here : https://www.kcaa.or.ke/covid-19/quarantine-exempted-states
Other Information
1. Reconsider your need to travel’ to Laikipia county. Laikipia County has been declared a ‘dangerous and disturbed’ area by the Kenyan Government following attacks by armed bandits.
2. All transiting travellers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 96 hours before departure.
3.Test results must be uploaded here before travel. Children under the age of 5 are exempt from this requirement.
4. You don't need a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to board domestic flights in Kenya.
5. All passengers travelling into and out of Kenya’s domestic airports and ports must fill out an online Local Travellers Health Surveillance Form (https://ears.health.go.ke/local_airline_registration/)
6.If you're departing Kenya for a country requiring a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test as a condition of entry, or transiting through a country that requires travellers to have a negative COVID-19 test, you must have a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) verified through the Global Haven partnership verification tool.
7. You'll not be allowed to depart Kenya if your certificate has not been verified. Approved COVID-19 PCR testing laboratories in Kenya are party to Global Haven or the Trusted Travel Initiative.

View the complete COVID-19 Guidelines

GENERAL VISA INFORMATION


Australians require a visa to travel to Kenya. You can either obtain a visa prior to your departure or obtain upon arrival. Due to the long queue and tedious procedure to obtain a visa upon arrival, we recommend that you apply for your visa before departure to avoid any complications that may arise. You can also apply for an e-Visa prior to your arrival. To apply for a visa it is recommended to apply for the Kenya visa 1 month before your arrival.



Waved visa fees for children under 16 years

The Government of Kenya has waved visa fees for all children under 16 years of age who are accompanying their parents to Kenya for Tourism purposes.


East African Tourist Visa

The visa can only be obtain by eligible foreigner who wishes to travel the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda for holiday purpose. The visa has to be issued by the country that you intend to enter first which then allows you to travel to the other two neighbouring countries.


Multiple Entry Visa

For tourists requiring a Multiple Entry Visa into Kenya, they can apply for the "East Africa Visa" which will allow them to enter Kenya multiple times within the period of 90 days.


Long Term Permets

Applicants wishing to stay in Kenya longer than three months (90 days) should contact the Department of Immigration, Nairobi for the relevant long-term permits or extension of their visitors’ passes ( visit www.immigration.go.ke for more information).


Note: Applicants travelling by road need to include their overland itinerary indicating the dates and border point at which they will enter Kenya.


OUR VISA SERVICE

Our visa processing services, all visa applications goes through our pre-check service to meet the strict visa requirements before submitting for visa processing. All approved visas are post-checked to ensure the visas are issued as requested.


IMPORTANT

All travellers are required to comply with the visa requirements. This will prevent your visa application from being rejected or delayed.

Passport

Please ensure your original passport has a validity of at least 6 months with a minimum of 2 blank visa pages. This will avoid any complications at the airport check-in, customs and immigration checkpoints.

Passport conditions that may affect the assessment of your visa application and potentially being denied entry into the country:

  • Expired passport or due to expire before arrival or during your trip.
  • Water damaged passport that cannot be scanned to identify the person.
  • Cut or torn passports depending on the degree of the damage may be considered void.

Visa Application Form

Please note when completing the visa application form, an incomplete or incorrect completion of the visa application form can cause delays, in certain cases you may be required to complete a new visa application form.

Photo

You need to provide a recent passport size colour photo taken within the last 6 months.

Flight Itinerary

You are required to provide a copy of your flight itinerary showing your full name, with details of your entry and exit dates.

Supporting Document

You may be required to provide additional supporting documents depending on the type of visa you apply.


Minors

Children under 16 years of age needs to comply with the same visa requirements as adults.

Unaccompanied minors

A letter of consent by the parents may be required. In some circumstance, additional supporting documents may need to be submitted with the application.


VISA REQUIREMENTS AND FEES

Find the visa requirements, visa fees and our service fees that applies to Australia passport nationality.

View the complete list of visa requirements by citizen/passport nationality page.