Kenya Practical Information

Passport
Travellers wishing to visit Kenya must hold a visa to enter Kenya. The passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into the country.
Since September 1, 2015, it is advisable to obtain, prior to arrival in Kenya, an electronic visa, issued online, within one week, from their website. However, it is still possible to obtain a visa on arrival at international airports.

If you wish to travel to the region, you can obtain a single visa Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda (known as “East Africa Tourist Visa”), at the price of 100 dollars.

Depending on the nationality, children under 16 accompanying their parents on a tourist visit to Kenya are exempt from visa requirements. An entry stamp is affixed by the immigration services to their passport.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the Kenyan representation closest to your place of residence.

Health
No compulsory vaccination.

Note:A Yellow Fever vaccination is required from those coming from countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. The international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.

Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License

Local and international driving licenses are required.

Jet lag

Kenya Standard Time is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3).
Kenya is in the East Africa Time Zone (EAT).

Currency

Kenya uses the Kenyan shilling (KES).
1 Euro (€) = 128,23 KES
1 Dollar (USD) = 108,43 KES

Electricity

240 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More info here.

Languages

The official languages of Kenya are Swahili and English.
Other languages are also present in the country such as: Kikuyu, Luhya, Luo, Meru, Kalenjin or even Kamba.

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