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Kenya Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No


To enter Kenya, a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry, and with at least two blank pages, is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Attention: The International Travelers Health Surveillance Form must be filled out online before entry if the traveler is suffering from symptoms that are typical of flu.


An electronic entry permit (eTA) ( is required to enter Kenya for a tourist or business stay of up to 90 days, including for nationals of the countries listed in the table above. The eTA should be applied for at least 3 days before departure. However, an issued eTA does not guarantee entry into Kenya. The border officials will decide on site whether the eTA will be accepted for entry.

Visa Note

Nationals of the following countries are exempted from applying to an eTA: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.


Types and Cost

Electronic entry permit (eTA): US$30.

Application to

Travellers must apply for an electronic entry permit (eTA) online (


Working days

At least three working days for eTA processing.

Sufficient Funds

You may be required to show proof of funds, such as a credit card.

Entry with pets

If bringing a pet into Kenya, you must obtain an import licence from the embassy/ high commission. 

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Kenya Embassy in the USA

Telephone: +1 202 387 6101
Address: , 2249 R Street NW, Washington, 20008,
Opening times:

Mon-Thu 0900-1600, Fri 0900-1300.


Kenya High Commission in the UK

Telephone: +44 20 7636 2371/5.
Address: Marylebone, 45 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AS,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri: applications 0930-1200, collections 1400-1530.

British High Commission in Kenya

Telephone: + 254 20 287 3000.
Address: P.O. Box 30465-00100, Upper Hill Road, Nairobi, ,
Opening times:

Mon-Thu: 0700-1600; Fri: 0700-1300.

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