You love to travel and you dream of visiting a safari at least once in your life? Do you love African culture and want to go there for a discovery tour? Look no further and already plan your trip to Kenya, in fact, during the last few years, this country has been encouraging more tourism and making it easier to obtain a visa with simplified online procedures. In our article we are going to talk about the steps to follow and everything there is to know about obtaining your visa to Kenya especially for French and European residents, so without further ado we wish you a safe trip!
New procedures to obtain your visa to Kenya
For citizens French and Belgian The procedure to obtain your visa has been simplified for the year 2022 / 2023. Indeed, you can now make your online visa application without going to the embassy and following these simple steps:
- submit your visa application along with the required documents in electronic format and online;
- make the payment of the visa fees online via your credit card;
- an online visa will be issued to you.
In the event that your visa application has had a favourable outcomeyour visa will be issued online in the form of an e-visa that you will print out in paper format. This document, in addition to your plane ticket and passport, is what you will present at the airport control desk so that you can cross the border legally. And so you will have all the elements in hand to finally enjoy vacation without program in Kenya that will do you a world of good and that will change you from your daily routine.
What are the requirements for obtaining a visa to Kenya?
Indeed, in order to obtain a visa in Kenya two types of conditions will have to be taken into consideration by the future traveler:
- application requirements for the visa;
- the conditions of application for the stay once on site.
As far as the first condition is concerned, it concerns everything related to the validity of the traveler's passportr, the arrival permit on Kenyan territory, the dates of arrival and departure as well as the accommodation and finally all supporting copies of the above documents.
As for the conditions of application for the stay in Kenya, they are regulations that you must follow once you are on Kenyan territory, namely :
- Your visa provides you with a single right of entry into the country and this only for a period of 90 days;
- your visa does not authorize you to enter or find employment in the territory;
- Children under 15 years of age will not need a visa to enter Kenya.
It should be noted that the stopovers in Kenya do not require a visa provided, of course, that you do not leave the airport while waiting for your next flight.
How long does it take to get a visa to Kenya?
In general, your visa application to Kenya will be processed within 7 days of the request The electronic visa will be granted at the end of this period. It is important to know that you can apply for an e-visa by at any time online and on the site demandevisa.fr/kenya in which you will find the different detailed information regarding the documents to be provided and the deadlines to be respected in order to obtain your Kenya visa.
What is the cost of your visa to Kenya?
Once you have completed your online application, you will be taken to the of payment of your visa. As for the fee, it is approximately 75 euros per person that you will have to pay online and thus several payment options will be available to you:
- mastercard ;
- paypal ;
- visa card and other bank cards.
It is important to remember that in this time of pandemic, it will be compulsory for any potential traveler to Kenya from the age of 6 years to perform a PCR test which must be negative against the Covid-19 virus (the test must be performed at least 96 hours in advance and must be written in English). For the same purpose of the "health" component, you will have to fill out a health surveillance form online to make sure you have all the necessary vaccinations before your departure, you must also have a travel code issued by the CACPM (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) for your safety.