Good news to all visitors after President Ruto declared Kenya a Visa-free country


Speaking on December 12 during the Jamhuri celebrations, President Ruto stated that beginning 2024 Kenya will be a Visa-free country for all visitors. This comes a week after the Head of State had announced that the privilege would only be available to African Citizens.

Visa-free country SRC: @The Standard
President Ruto while speaking during Jamhuri celebrations SRC: @The Standard

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Kenya is now a Visa-free country, Ruto states

During the YouthConnekt Africa Summit 2023 last week, the Head of State had announced that Kenya will open its gates visa-free to citizens from all countries in Africa. However, he changed his statement during Jamhuri celebrations and stated that visitors from all over the world can visit without a visa.

”Beginning January 2024, Kenya will be a visa-free country, It shall no longer be necessary for any person from any corner of the globe to carry the burden of applying for a visa to come to Kenya,” Ruto remarked.

Ruto added in his speech that all foreign visitors to Kenya would be recognized before being allowed entry for simple processing. He went on to say that to be authorized, users will need to authenticate themselves on an electronic platform.

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”To implement this new policy, we have developed a digital platform to ensure that all travellers to Kenya are identified in advance,” Ruto stated.

Kenya’s plan to remove visa requirements was first mentioned by President William Ruto on October 28 during his speech at the Three Basins Climate Change Conference in Brazzaville, Congo.

“By the end of this year, no African will need a visa to enter Kenya. The time has come to understand the importance of doing trade between us,” he mentioned.

Other African countries you can visit without a Visa

At the 23rd Global Summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council on November 2, President Paul Kagame of neighboring Rwanda also declared that all African countries would no longer be subjected to visa restrictions.

“Any African, can get on a plane to Rwanda whenever they wish and they will not pay a thing to enter our country,” Kagame said.

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Kagame claimed that the action would support trade between Rwanda and African nations as well as increase the country’s tourism industry.

Seychelles and Gambia are two other nations that have done away with the need for visas for all African nations.

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