Kenyan Immigration has instituted a strict visa policy whereby all visitors are strongly encouraged to obtain visas ahead of time, although visas are available upon arrival at international ports of entry including Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

You can either get a visa on arrival at the airport, or before you travel. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the eVisa’s website | Republic of Kenya Electronic Visa System

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  • A passport with at least two blank pages, six months’ validity, and a visa are required to enter Kenya. 
  • Single-entry visas are available upon arrival at Kenyan airports; however, Kenyan Immigration plans to end visas upon arrival in the near future.
  • Multiple-entry visas must be applied prior to traveling to Kenya.
  • Obtain the latest information on visas, as well as any additional details regarding entry requirements, from the Embassy of Kenya, 2249 R Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, telephone (202) 387-6101, or the Kenyan Consulates General in Los Angeles and New York City.
  • You should have proof of yellow fever immunizations, or you may be denied entry.

If any entry visa is required, please allow sufficient time for the application procedure. We recommend that you allow at least twelve weeks prior to the start of the conference. This process may take longer in certain countries so we therefore suggest that you contact your nearest Kenyan Embassy or Consulate to determine the appropriate timing of your application. We also recommend that you register and pay to attend the conference and present the confirmation documents when applying for a visa.

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