Yes, New Zealanders can now go to Kenya. Kenya has opened its borders to foreign travel. However, New Zealand nationals must satisfy specific standards in order to enter Kenya. eVisa holders from New Zealand should print a physical copy of their travel document and retain it with their passports before traveling to Kenya. Other crucial documents that New Zealand people visiting Kenya should bring are:
- Evidence of sufficient cash for the duration of their visit
- Return tickets to New Zealand (or further travel from Kenya) in the form of train, airline, or boat tickets, etc.
- Accommodation confirmation in Kenya, such as hotel or hostel reservations.
There are several options for getting to Kenya from New Zealand. Flying is the most prevalent method. Qatar Airways and Emirates provide direct flights from Auckland to Nairobi. The flight is around 26 hours long.
A connecting flight is another option for getting to Kenya from New Zealand. Many connecting flights are available, including layovers in locations like Doha, Dubai, and London. Depending on the connecting locations, the total flight time will vary.
Kenya may also be reached by water. This is a significantly lengthier route, and it is less popular. The boat trip from New Zealand to Kenya takes around three weeks.
Whatever mode of transportation you pick, booking your flights and accommodations in advance is essential, especially during peak season (July-September).