All applications for Kenyan Visas will be processed, paid and issued online through the Official e-Visa portal; www.evisa.go.ke with effect from 1st January, 2021.
The official email address for the Directorate of Immigration Services is firstname.lastname@example.org
For telephone enquiries, the Directorate can be contacted on the numbers listed below:
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
+2541109222062, +254110922063, or +254110922064
After hours and on Weekends
+254112620512 and +254112620693
Queries on the e-Visa may also be directed to the Embassy Consular Section +46 720 908 928 during business hours, Monday to Friday (9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm Stockholm Time).
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- Valid passports or other travel documents including Seaman’s Discharge Book, acceptable to the Government of Kenya are required for all persons wishing to enter Kenya;
- Passports must be valid for at least Six (6) Months;
- Passports must have a clean and a full visa page for endorsement.
- Effective 1st February, 2016 children under 16 years of age accompanying their parent(s) to Kenya are exempted from paying visa fees. Such children require Original passport with a validity of at least six months.
- Category 1 travelers as indicated on the evisa.go.ke portal.
- The updated list of countries exempted from quarantine can be accessed on https://www.kcaa.or.ke/sites/default/files/covid-19/documents/exempted_states_3.pdf
- All arriving passengers on international flights should meet the following criteria:
- Have a negative PCR based COVID – 19 test carried out within 96 hours before travel obtained from an authorized laboratory in the country of departure.
- Travelers are required to provide a digital COVID-19 certificate for validation upon arrival. The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kenya has launched a digital system for verification of COVID-19 test results named ‘Trusted Travel’.
- The traveler is thus required to upload their COVID-19 PCR test results onto the Trusted Travel platform by registering and signing into https://login.panabios.org/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Ftrustedtravel.panabios.org%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252F. The guide on how to use the Trusted Travel platform (Guide for Inbound Travelers to Kenya) can be accessed on the Africa CDC website on https://africacdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Travel_Guide_Simplified_Kenya_MOH_combined_version-1.pdf
- Have a body temperature that is NOT above 37.5° C (99.5°F);
- Do not have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms.
- Must submit the Travelers Health Surveillance Form prior to travel. The form is available on https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ The traveler will be issued with a QR code that should be presented at the health desk upon arrival into the country.
- Additional guidelines on travel to Kenya may be found on the “Protocol for air travel operations during the Covid-19 Public Health crisis” published by the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works. The protocol can be accessed on https://kenyaembassystockholm.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/TRAVEL-OPERATIONS-PROTOCOL.pdf
The possession of a visa for Kenya is not the final authority to enter Kenya. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse such a person permission to enter if he/she is satisfied that such a visitor is unable to fulfill the immigration requirements and that the entry and presence of such a visitor, in Kenya would be contrary to national interests even though such a person may be in possession of a valid visa for Kenya, provided that any such refusal is consented to by the Director of Immigration Services Nairobi, his Deputies or the charge of Immigration at all ports of entry or any other Senior Officer so authorized to deputize.