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Visas & Health Certification

VISAS & HEALTH CERTIFICATION

The information provided in this section is correct as at July 2010. A valid passport, not expiring for at least six months, is required for entry into Kenya. A valid entry visa is also required and may be obtained in advance from the Kenyan Embassy or High Commission in your country of residence. In the absence of either, the British Embassy will generally represent Kenya in the issuance of visas. Please note that visas are not required by citizens of Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei-Darussalam, Cyprus, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

Obtaining a visa upon arrival

Visas can also be obtained upon arrival. The fee is US$25. Nationals of the following countries require special advance visa clearance by the Kenyan authorities (as of July 2010): Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia, Tajikistan and Yemen. Stateless persons also require advance clearance.

Visa information and assistance

For information and assistance regarding visas please contact the UNON Travel and Visa Unit: +254 (0)20 762 3580.

Health certification

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required only if you are arriving in Kenya from an infected area. For advice on vaccinations recommended for visitors to Kenya, please contact your doctor or the UNON Medical Clinic: +254 (0)20 762 2267. The clinic also has an emergency line: +254 (0)20 762 5999.

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