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Kenya Visas - Visa information for Kenya

Visas and Immigration

Visa Requirements for Kenya

British passport holders need a visa to enter Kenya. Visas may be obtained on arrival by air with a cash payment of 50 US Dollars or in advance from: Kenyan representation in the UK. More information, including application forms and visa fee rates is available at In Kenya there is also an airport departure tax of 20 US Dollars, which is normally included in the price of airline tickets.

All other visitors to Kenya are also required to obtain a visa, irrespective of nationality. Visa requirements often change the advice is to check with your local Kenyan Embassy or Consulate for the latest visa requirements. Citizens of the following countries need to have a visa prior to arrival in Kenya: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Senegal, Somalia, Nigeria, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Pakistan, North Korea, Stateless Persons, Tajikistan.

Kenya High Commission in the UK
45 Portland Place London W1N 4AS

Latest Travel Advice from the
Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Tel: +44) 207 636 2371/5
Fax: +(44) 207 323 6717
Information Office:
25 Brook's Mews, off Davies Street,
London W1Y 1LG
Tel: +(44) 207 355 3144

British High Commission in Kenya

Upper Hill Road
PO Box 30465 - 00100 Nairobi
Commercial Dept: PO Box 30133 - 00100 Nairobi
Consular Dept: PO Box 48543 - 00100 Nairobi

Kenyan Money and Kenya Money Transfer

Currency: 1 Kenyan shilling=100 cents

Check the current exchange rate on

All the major Credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques which can be changed in any bank. Both US Dollars and UK Pounds are accepted in banks and there are many place to transfer money in Kenya. Always compare the different commission charges though! It is unlikely that you will be able to exchange Scottish or Northern Irish banknotes in Kenya.

Holidays in Kenya - Public Holidays

1st January New Years' Day
1st May Labour Day
11th June Kanu Day
10th October Moi Day
20th October Kenyetta Day
12th December Independence Day
25th December Christmas Day
26th December Boxing Day

Other holidays include:Good Friday and Easter Monday and variable Muslim holidays

Please note:
The information on this page was correct when published, things change over time and we cannot be held responsible or liable. if you know of any incorrect details, please contact us to let us know.

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