Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Stockholm

with accreditation to Denmark, Finland, Iceland & Norway

Apply for a Visa

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 evisa@immigration.go.ke

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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Visa Requirements


  1. 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;
  2. Passports must be valid for at least Six (6) Months;
  3. Passports must have a clean and a full visa page for endorsement.

E-Visa Exemptions

  1. 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.
  2. Category 1 travelers as indicated on the evisa.go.ke portal.

Entry Requirements

  1. The updated list of countries exempted from quarantine can be accessed on https://www.kcaa.or.ke/covid-19/quarantine-exempted-states
  2. Below are the general travel requirements:
    • All passengers arriving into Kenya through any point of entry must have a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination. The following categories of travelers are exempt from the requirement:
      • Travelers below the age of eighteen (18) years.
      • Travelers with medical conditions preluding vaccination. Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner detailing the medical reason preluding vaccination.
      • Travelers who have recovered from an active COVID-19 infection or received convalescent plasma in the preceding 90 days. Such persons shall be required to provide a letter from a recognized medical practitioner showing that the person may have recovered from an active infection in the preceding 90 days.
      • Returning unvaccinated Kenyans who have difficulty accessing vaccines in their current country of residence. Such persons must be prepared to be vaccinated immediately upon arrival and must register for vaccination on Chanjo-Ke platform before departure. Proof of registration shall be required before entry in to the country.
    • All passengers coming to Kenya must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 72 hours before departure regardless of the route of entry. Children below the age of five (5) years are exempt from this requirement.
    • There will be no paper verification of COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates upon arrival into Kenya. Airlines should ensure that all travelers have uploaded both documents into global haven before boarding via www.globalhaven.org
    • Operating crew are exempt from COVID-19 test when on a layover between flights. They must adhere to COVID-19 protocols from airport to hotel/residence and back to airport.
    • All travelers will be expected to fill the travelers’ locator form and submit before travel to http://bit.ly/covid19moh and thereafter submit daily health information to “jitenge” platform for 14 consecutive days.
    • All passengers with flu-like symptoms at the point of entry, or those who develop clinical symptoms within 14 days of arrival shall be placed into quarantine and be tested for COVID19 at a government testing facility.
    • Any person who tests positive on antigen RDT at any point of entry will be isolated at a Ministry of Health designated facility or at home for returning Kenyans and residents for ten (10) days at the traveler’s own cost. Further they shall be subjected to a COVID-19 PCR test before discharge.
    • Diplomats and Senior government officials will be exempt from quarantine but must be in possession of negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours before travel.
    • Passengers travelling out of Kenya will require a COVID 19 vaccination certificate. In addition, they will be required to abide by the particular travel, health and COVID-19 related requirements of the transit and destination country.
    • Pre-departure testing may be considered at the discretion of any of the airlines departing from or terminating in Kenya.
    • All travelers to countries requiring antigen testing hours before travel will be required to undertake pre-travel rapid antigen test at the MOH Port Health facility at the airport and the results uploaded to the Trusted Travel platform.
    • Inbound and transit passenger flights from UAE are suspended.
  3. 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.