We are in receipt of an email titled ‘New Travel regulations to Kenya now in effect ‘ whose source we do not know but is being circulated among Kenyan Canadians. We have received several calls by concerned Kenyans as a result of the email. We wish therefore to clarify as follows:
- We do not have ‘new regulations effective from 2nd November 2015’ contrary to the allegations from the said email. We would have been the first to know as any changes are normally circulated to missions for dissemination.
- The mandatory e-visa requirement that was set to start on 1st September 2015 was reversed following numerous complaints by users who had difficulty in processing the said visas on- line. Travellers who require visas (includes Canadian passport holders) now have three options: to apply online (e-visas) ; to apply through this office as before or to apply on arrival at any port of entry to Kenya. Visit our website for details –www.kenyahighcommission.ca
- All Canadian passport holders require visas to enter Kenya. If you are a dual citizen you should carry a valid Kenya passport otherwise you will have to pay for a visa on your Canadian passport. (This policy has been in place for over a year now)
- We have counter-checked with the Port Health authorities at JKIA and they also confirmed that there are no new regulations in place. However, if you travel to Kenya and transit through a yellow fever endemic country such as Ethiopia, then you MUST have a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate as it will be required on arrival at JKIA (NB. This is not new).
For further clarification, kindly can in touch with this office.
J K Cheruiyot
Kenya High Commission
415 Laurier Ave, E
Ottawa, ON Canada
~ Wakenya Canada