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Kenya's Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system is officially in place!

All travellers (including infants and children) are now required to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) online via within three months of their arrival date in Kenya.

Following the application, a confirmation will be sent to the email address submitted in the application.

Upon approval, the ETA will be sent to the same email address.

Key requirements

  • Valid passport (six month validity from the date of arrival in Kenya, with a minimum of one blank page)

  • Passport-style photo

  • Contact information (home address, email address and phone number)

Itinerary details

  • Accommodation booking confirmation

  • Credit card, debit card, Apple pay for payment of $34 per person

Additional requirements based on country of residence

  • Yellow Fever certificate (if arriving from a Yellow Fever endemic country)

  • Additional vaccinations

Please note the processing time for ETAs is three working days and the status of applications can be checked at any time on the ETA website using the ETA reference number.

All e-visas that are currently in process will be issued and travellers with existing e-visas will be granted access to Kenya within the validity period of 90 days, without the additional requirement of an ETA.


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