Travel Advisory

TRAVEL ADVISE

(1)  VISAS

All visitors to Kenya are required to have valid passports. Visas may take up to six weeks to process and are normally valid for 3 months.

Kindly check with the nearest consulate for visa requirements.

Citizens of the following countries need to have a visa prior to arrival in Kenya;

1    Afghanistan

2    Libya

3    Senegal

4    Azerbaijan

5    Lebanon

6    Somali

7    Armenia

8    Mali

9    Syria

10 Cameroon

11 North Korea

12 Tadjikistan

13 Iraq

14 Eritrea

15 Stateless Persons

For those whose country doesn't appear in the list above, visas can be obtained at the Airport upon arrival. It's advisable to obtain the visa from the Kenyan Embassy/High Commission in your country prior to departure.

* Note: The list of countries shown above is subject to change - For more information please check http://www.immigration.go.ke

(2)  CURRENCY

Kenya Shilling, is the country’s currency, divided into 100 cents. No customs declaration is required to come in or travel out with money in the country. However, all transactions must be official.

(3)  CUSTOMS

You may import personal effects like binoculars, cameras and films temporarily into the country but customs bond will be required for video equipment and musical instruments/equipment's. Consumables in small quantities will also be allowed duty free.

(4)  SECURITY

Visitors are advised not to leave any valuables in their hotel rooms but make use of the safe deposit boxes when they go out or even when staying in the hotels.

Please, do not leave your car with luggage unattended.

(5)  HEALTH

Visitors coming from the Far East, Central America, South, Central and West Africa may be required to have valid certificates of inoculation against yellow fever and cholera. Please contact the nearest Kenyan consulate for further details. It is not advisable to drink tap water, purified water or bottled water is recommended. Anti - malaria tablets should be taken before and after your visit to Kenya. Please contact your Doctor for anti - malaria prescription.

(6)  DEPARTURE TAXES

Departure tax is applicable on all local flights (payable in any convertible currency) on international flights.

(7)  HUNTING/ TRAFFICKING

Hunting and trafficking of game trophies is banned in Kenya.

(8)  VALUES/ MANNERISMS

Kenyan population is made up of people from varied background and diverse cultures. Majority of people hold values and good traditions close to their hearts. It is therefor advisable to respect these values by indentifying with respectable mannerisms and restraining from lesser behaviors such as scanty dressing, photograph taking without consent, sexual misconduct, et cetera.

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