Kenya Visa and Passport Requirements

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

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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, but applying 2 weeks prior to traveling is recommended. 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, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Types and cost

Electronic entry permit (eTA): US$32.50 single entry, US$160 multiple entry.

Application to

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

Working days

At least three working days for eTA processing. It is recommended to apply two weeks ahead of traveling.

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. 

Embassies and tourist offices

Kenya Embassy in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 387 6101 Website: Opening times: Mon-Thu 0900-1600, Fri 0900-1300.  
Kenya High Commission in the UK
Telephone: +44 20 7636 2371/5. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri: applications 0930-1200, collections 1400-1530.
British High Commission in Kenya
Telephone: + 254 20 287 3000. Website: Opening times: Mon-Thu: 0700-1600; Fri: 0700-1300.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.