Travellers to apply for Kenyan visa online as international flights resume

British Deputy High Commissioner Susie Kitchens, Foreign Affairs CAS Ababu Namwamba and Kenya Airways chairman Michael Joseph flag off an international flight to London at JKIA on August 1, 2020

Are you planniong to travel to Kenya? The governmet is ecouraging you to apply for your visa online.

“We highly encourage all those wishing to visit Kenya and require visas to apply online through:,” the Directorate of Immigration said on Thursday.

Kenya resumed its international flights on August 1.

In a communiqué by Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia, passengers from China,  South Korea, Japan, Canada, Uganda, France, Namibia,  Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Switzerland and Morocco, countries that have mild and limited community transmission will be allowed to fly to Kenya.

Macharia said the list will be reviewed on a regular basis depending on the circumstances on the ground and after a comprehensive global mapping of the intensity of the disease.

The US ( except California, Florida and Texas states), the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Qatar, UAE and Italy have also been added in the list following reviews by teh Ministry of Transport and Health.

All the passengers arriving in the country will be required to produce a PCR-based Covid-19 certificate whose test should have been done 96 hours before travel.

“Let it be clear that those who will have a certificate of tests done before the stipulated 96 hrs will not be allowed to board in the first place. On arrival the passengers’ temperature should not exceed 37.5 degrees and not display any Covid-19 related signs,” CS Macharia said on Thursday.


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