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Kenya Visa Required from 1 July

The Kenyan High Commission in SA have announced that South African travellers wanting to visit Kenya will need a visa from July 1, 2014.

Ordinary visa applicants travelling to or transiting through Kenya will be required to pay a service charge of R750.00 ($70).

All applicants will be required to produce the following documents:

1. Return Air Ticket
2. Invitation letter from the host in the Republic of Kenya
3. Letter from employer/institution/college/school
4. Proof of funds (bank statement)
5. Applicants must appear in person for Biometrics
6. Two Passport Photographs

The processing period for the visas is strictly five (5) working days.

Holders of official or diplomatic passports travelling on Government business are not affected by these changes and will continue to get visitor’s passes on arrival at the ports of entry.

Source: African Travel & Tourism Association –

Editor’s Comment: After the spate of recent negative travel advisories affecting Kenya’s inbound tourism, one would think that the Kenya authorities would be trying to make travel to Kenya easier rather than more difficult.

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