Do US citizens need a visa for Kenya?

Yes. Because the US is not exempted from the Kenya visa, US citizens must obtain a valid visa to enter Kenya. Fortunately, Americans now can use an electronic visa to visit Kenya for such purposes as business, tourism, medical treatments, or transit.

The eVisa has been launched by the Directorate of Immigration Services to simplify the process of obtaining a visa to Kenya. American visitors can get the Kenya eVisa online on Kenya Immigration Services website without applying for a regular visa at the Embassy or Consulate.

The Kenya eVisa for US citizens is valid for 90 days from the issued date. There are 04 types of Kenya eVisa:

  • Tourist e-visa: With this type of visa, US citizens can remain in the country for 90 days from the arrival date.
  • Transit e-visa: This single-entry visa allows American nationals to transit through Kenya and have a short trip of fewer than 03 days.
  • Business e-visa: US nationals are allowed to enter the country once and stay in Kenya within 90 days from the date of entry.
  • East Africa Tourist e-visa: is granted for US citizens who want to visit Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda on the same trip. This multiple-entry type of visa permits a total stay of 90 days in the three countries.