Have you ever considered visiting Kenya? If not, now is the perfect time to start thinking about it. Before diving into the details of visa-free entry, let’s take a moment to learn a bit about Kenya and what makes it such a unique travel destination.
Kenya, like many other African countries, was once colonized by the British. Did you know that the country was formerly known as the British East Africa Protectorate or British East Africa? It wasn’t until 1920 that its name was adopted. Kenya gained its independence in 1963, and Jomo Kenyatta CGH, a passionate nationalist, became the country’s first prime minister.
Enough with the history, let’s move on to the exciting part of this piece. One aspect that often causes stress and worry when it comes to international travel is the process of visa applications. It can be quite exhausting! However, you can breathe a sigh of relief with the next line.
The Kenyan government has recently implemented a policy that allows foreign visitors to travel there without needing a visa. This change is aimed at making travel there easier and more accessible for visitors from all over the world.
With this new policy in place, visitors will no longer have to go through the hassle of applying for a visa before traveling to Kenya.
What you Need to Know
This applaudable visa feat in Kenya commemorated its celebration of 60 years of freedom from colonial rule. So, you can now travel without a visa application.
However, the government introduced an alternative known as the Electronic Travel Authorization Platform, which will serve as a means of supervising and checking your entry into the country during this regime of no-visa entry.
This no-visa policy and its alternative authorization platform are, however, only available to tourism travelers who will not be staying more than 90 days in Kenya. This means that if you are going for other purposes other than tourism and will be staying for more than 90 days, you will still have to go through the normal visa application process.
How to Apply
To enjoy this ongoing, no-visa policy in Kenya, you will have to make a submission through the Electronic Authorization platform. This is like the documentation stage, where you will submit some documents and prove your financial buoyance. You don’t have to fear; this submission only takes a few minutes, and within a week or two after submission, you will get feedback via email stating whether you are permitted or not. A quick hint: be optimistic; see yourself walking the jet bridge already.
The essence of this system is to ensure stress-free and safe travel to the country, which will also help boost the country’s economy.
The new visa policy is a great advantage for tourists who want to explore the beauty of the country. By simply registering online, you can now visit Kenya.We know the country for its rich cultural heritage, diverse wildlife, and stunning landscapes. There are many amazing tourist attractions that you wouldn’t want to miss in this African country. There’s the:
- Mount Kenya; to get to the third highest peak in this mountain, it will require about two days!
- Mira Creak
- Karen Blixen Museum
- Karura forest
- Amboseli National Park
- Mara River, among others.
If you are a lover of roses and flowers, you will be overwhelmed there because of its abundance of roses and flowers of various kinds. Also, if you love taking coffee, you don’t have to worry; Kenya has you covered!
There’s more than enough to explore and enjoy in Kenya. Why not get your baggage and cease the opportunity of this ongoing visa policy to stay and feel Kenya?!
Note that there are nice hotels and lodges in Kenya with reasonable ADRs and BARs and admirable concierges.