Visitors to Kenya need a visa unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries. All visas to Kenya are issued online.
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Nationals of the following countries may visit Kenya without a visa for stays of up to 90 days (unless otherwise noted):
The following groups are also exempt from visas:
A visa waiver agreement for ordinary passports was signed with Mozambique in November 2018 and it is yet to come into force.
A visa waiver protocol for diplomatic passports was signed with the United Arab Emirates, but it is yet to come into force.
The San Marino-United Kingdom visa waiver agreement of 1949 was extended for Kenya and San Marino in 1963 and still applies. The agreement is of symbolic value for Kenyan citizens but does have an effect on San Marino passport holders.
From 1 January 2021, all visas to Kenya are issued online and are no longer available on arrival.
Visa applications from nationals of the following countries and from stateless people are referred to the Directorate of Immigration Services and may take longer for processing:
From February 2014, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda issue an East African Tourist Visa. The visa costs 100 USD and has no restrictions on nationality. It is a non-extendable multiple-entry 90-day visa that has to be first used to enter the country that issued it.