Tourist E-Visa Single Entry to Kenya

Tourist E-Visa Single Entry is a short stay visa that permits the holder to enter Kenya for tourist and leisure purposes only and stay for an approved period of time.

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Tourist E-Visa Single Entry to Kenya

Tourist E-Visa Single Entry is a short stay visa that permits the holder to enter Kenya for tourist and leisure purposes only and stay for an approved period of time.

Check if you need a Travel Visa

To provide information regarding your eligibility & applicable fees, please select your citizenship.

A detailed review of Kenya visa online

Africa is a magnificent continent, and many African countries are on the bucket list for people like Kenya. As you can imagine, most people visit countries in Africa to go safaris. Kenya has unique tourist attractions, including tropical beaches, diverse wildlife in natural ecosystems, scenic types of property, archaeology. Kenya has made a number of initiatives since independence in 1963 that aim to improve the tourism industry, making Kenya one of the most popular destinations in Africa. For example, in 1965, Kenya established a tourism development company called the Kenya Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC). KTDC 's duties included handling tourism investments. The Kenyan Department of Immigration Services launched an e-Visa program in September 2015, allowing visitors to apply for an e-visa without having to visit a diplomatic mission  in Kenya

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The Kenya visa online is a short-term visa granted for tourism reasons. This form of visa is only granted for recreation, sight-seeing.

The following nationalities are eligible for the Kenya visa online:


Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia (West Africa), Republic of Madagascar, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Morocco (North African country), Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Sao Tome and Principe, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia


Japan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Macau

Central America

Antigua and Barbuda, Costa Rica, Cuba (Caribbean country), Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama

Central Asia

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan


Albania (Balkans country), Andorra (Marina di Andorra), Republic of Austria, Republic of Belarus, Belgium (Western Europe), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Balkans country), Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Holy See, Hungary (Central Europe), Iceland (Nordic island nation), Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Republic of Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro

Middle east

Bahrain, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

North America

Canada, the United Mexican States, and the U.S.


Australia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Zealand, and Palau

South Asia

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

South America

Argentina Republic, Bolivia, Federative Republic of Brazil, Chile, Republic of Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

Southeast Asia

Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

The following nationalities are exempted from Kenya visa online:


Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe South African Nationals are exempted for up to 30 days.

Central America

Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Barbados (Caribbean island), Belize, Dominica (Caribbean island), Grenada, Jamaica (Caribbean island), Saint Kitts and Nevis (Caribbean island), Saint Lucia (Caribbean island), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago


Cyprus, San Marino


Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

South Asia

Maldives and Malaysia Nationals are Exempted for up to 30 days.

Southeast Asia

Brunei, Papua New Guinea, Singapore

Malaysia and South Africa nationals are eligible for 30 days exemption of the Kenya visa online. If you want to stay more than the specified period, you need a visa to travel.

The Kenya visa Cost is $52.53 USD. Please use our visa widget to find out the cost of your specific nationality. There is also a $10 USD service fee.

The Kenya visa online application may take two business days for processing. The applicant must apply once the travel plan is confirmed.

A Kenya visa online is valid for a period of 90 days, from the date of the first arrival in Kenya. A single entry will be allowed within the e-Visa validity period stamped on the passport.

The maximum number of days you can stay in Kenya is six months in each visit. If you submit yourself to immigration control at the port of entry, you will be provided with a stay duration of no more than 90 days, which can be extended to another 90 days at the immigration headquarters.

A passport should have at least six months’ validity at the time the application is made for the granting of the Kenya visa online. The passport should have at least one blank page for stamps from the immigration officer.

For the Kenya visa online, the following documents are needed:

  1. Valid travel document(Passport) with a validity of not less than six months. And at least One Blank page in the holder’s passport.
  2. Color Photographs must be taken within the past six months, showing your current appearance.
  3. A Return Ticket
  4. Hotel bookings
  5. Travel itinerary (Information about places to visit when traveling to Kenya as a tourist)

You may arrive at any of 11 designated airports: JKIA Nairobi, Wajir Airport, Wilson Airport Nairobi, MIA Mombasa, KIA Kisumu, Malindi Airport, Lamu Airport, EIA Eldoret, Garissa Airstrip, Lokichogio Airport, Isiolo Airport.

No. The Kenya visa online must be obtained prior to your entry into Kenya.

The traveler should carry a copy of the Kenya visa online with them at the time of entry into Kenya.

Yes. A child's passport must be valid for at least the next six months after the date of arrival in Kenya.

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No. Kenya tourist visa is not valid for employment. You must apply for a regular visa in order to work in Kenya.

Travelers with dual or multiple citizenships must choose which nationality and passport to use on their trip.

Yes. However, travelers applying for a visa to Kenya from USA must apply using the passport of the eligible country.

No. You cannot apply online if you do not have a valid passport from an eligible country with at least six months' validity.

No. The applicant will receive an electronic visa, which does not require anything to be stamped prior to travel. All visas are sent via email. The applicant should print out a copy of their visa before they travel and bring it with them to the port of entry. At the point of entry, the Kenya evisa should be presented to an immigration officer who then grants the permission to enter the Republic of Kenya by stamping the passport of the holder.

When using a Kenya tourist visa, you can use it for tourism reasons.

The applicant must prove the purpose of travel by presenting a valid passport, hotel booking, and travel itinerary.

No. Upon approval, Click2Visas will send the applicant their Kenya tourist visa via email in PDF format.

No. Only citizens from eligible countries can apply for the Kenya tourist visa. Use our visa widget to see you qualify for the Kenya tourist visa.

Yes, all travelers need to have a valid Kenya tourist visa before traveling to Kenya.

No, the validity period of the Kenya tourist visa begins from the date specified on their application. The traveler can enter Kenya on any date within this period.

No. The Kenya tourist visa is just a landing authorization. It’s up to Kenya’s customs authorities to allow entry to a traveler upon arrival.