Countries Kenyans Can Travel to Without Visa; Duration of Stay

  • A photo of the Kenyan passport (left) and the East African Community (EAC) passport (left).
    A photo of the Kenyan passport (left) and the East African Community (EAC) passport (left).
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  • Most countries require travellers to apply for a visa, which is attached to a passport before they are permitted to enter the foreign nation.

    Visas range from tourist, immigration, student, or work permit. 

    While a passport is issued by the Kenyan immigration department, a Visa is issued by the embassy of the foreign country. 

    Kenya has one of the most powerful passports in Africa, ranked 76th globally and 9th in the continent after Seychelles, Mauritius, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, eSwatini and Malawi. 

    A file image of a visa.
    A file image of a visa.
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    Among the most powerful in the world are; Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Spain, Finland, Italy, the UK and the US. 

    Africa continent is leading in the number of countries a Kenyan can visit without having to apply for a Visa. A total of 17 countries do not require a visa, with Ethiopia being the country you can stay the longest without being prompted to apply.

    African countries you can visit without a Visa include; Benin (90 days), Botswana (90 days), Burundi (3 months), eSwatini (30 days), Ethiopia (1 year), Gambia (90 days), Ghana (90 days) and Lesotho (90 days).

    Others are Malawi (90 days), Mauritius (90 days), Namibia (90 days), Rwanda (6 months), Senegal (90 days), Tanzania (90 days), Uganda (90 days), Zambia (90 days) and Zimbabwe (90 days).

    North America is another continent where the Kenyan passport is very powerful.

    The main reason is that most countries are top tourist destinations.

    To make it easy for countries to visit, they scrapped Visa requirements for a host of countries, including Kenya.

    You can travel to the following countries in North America without a Visa; Antigua and Barbuda (1 month), Bahamas (90 days), Barbados (6 months), Cuba (90 days), Dominica (21 days), Grenada (90 days), Haiti (90 days), Jamaica (6 months) and Panama (180 days).

    Others are Saint Kitts and Nevis (90 days) and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (30 days).

    More regions in the world you can travel without a visa are Fiji (4 months), Hong Kong (90 days), Indonesia (30 days), Kiribati (30 days), Malaysia (30 days), Micronesia (30 days) and Philippines (30 days).

    People queue for passports outside the Nyayo House headquarters in Nairobi.
    People queue for passports outside the Nyayo House headquarters in Nairobi.
    Daily Nation