Kenyan passport holders can visit 38 countries without a visa. If you include countries in which you can get a visa on arrival or an electronic visa, this number increases.
Where Can Kenyans Travel Without a Visa?
Kenyans can visit the following countries visa-free:
|1||Antigua and Barbuda||1 month|
|12||The Gambia||90 days|
|28||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|29||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||1 month|
|32||South Sudan||3 months|
|34||Trinidad and Tobago|
How Can Kenyan Passport Holders Travel Visa-Free?
If a country is Visa-Free, then you can travel there with a Kenyan passport without having to apply for a Visa. However, you should meet other entry requirements of the country you are visiting. These may include a COVID-19 certificate, yellow fever, and return tickets.
Also, make sure you do not exceed your visa-free stay. For example, if you are permitted to stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days, depart before they are up.
With a visa-free status, travelers are not allowed to work or enroll in school in the country.
Visa on Arrival Countries for Kenyans
Kenyan citizens may also obtain a visa upon arrival or eVisa to the following countries:
African Countries: Seychelles, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Comoros, DRC Congo, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo, Mali, Mauritania, and Mozambique.
Other Countries: Samoa, Bolivia, Iran, Jordan, Maldives, Nepal, Palau, Saint Lucia, Timor-Leste, and Tuvalu.
eVisa Countries for Kenyan Passport Holders
Kenyan passport holders can also obtain an eVisa to the following countries:
|7||São Tomé and Príncipe|
|10||Papua New Guinea||30 days|
eVisa or VOA Countries
The following nations offer Kenyans eVisa or Visa on Arrival. Pakistan Visa is applied online.
What Do Kenyans Need for a Visa on Arrival?
When applying for a visa upon arrival, Kenyan citizens may need a set of entry documents. The document requirements differ from country to country, but usually include the following:
- A Valid Kenyan Passport.
- Passport-size picture.
- Proof of accommodation.
- An invitation letter.
- Proof of sufficient funds like M-PESA or bank statements.
- Return flight tickets.
- Valid travel insurance.
How long does it take to get a Visa on Arrival?
Depending on the country, VOA can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours for your application to be processed.
Can I get a VOA at any entry point or airport?
Usually, a Visa on Arrival is issued at only specific border points or airports. Research before traveling to avoid being refused entry.
Where do I get a VOA?
There is usually a designated Visa on Arrival counter at the approved point of entry.
How To Apply for an electronic visa in Kenya?
To apply for an electronic visa from Kenya, search for the country’s official visa application website. In many cases, other websites can make your application at an additional fee. These sites make the process easy – especially if you are not tech-savvy. Even so, ensure the site is secure and trustworthy.
You can also approach a visa application center in Kenya, such as VFS Global. They can assist you you submit the eVisa application.
Where Can Kenyans Go With a Schengen Visa?
Besides visa-free travel, eVisa, and Visa on Arrival, Kenyan citizens can also visit some countries with a Schengen Visa. These countries have agreed to let Kenyan passport holders enter without applying for a country-specific visa – as long as they have a valid Schengen visa at the time.
“Italy re-established the regime obligatory a visa for Kenyan citizens. From 1 January 1999, all Kenyan citizens, holders of ordinary, service and diplomatic passports need a visa to travel to Italy.”
Unrecognized or partially recognized countries
- Visa not required: Palestine, Northern Cyprus, South Ossetia, and Transnistria.
- Visa on Arrival: Somaliland.
Dependent and autonomous territories
- Visa-Free: Hong Kong, Cook Islands, Niue, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and the Pitcairn Islands.
- VOA or eVisa: Macau, Ascension Island, and Saint Helena.
Visa information is ever-changing. Travelers should research entry requirements for the country they are intending to visit. Even for VOA and eVisa countries, planning is necessary. The last thing anyone wants is to be turned back at the point of entry.
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