Visas are out | ETA is in – Kenya’s new Electronic Travel Authority explained
Explore Kenya with Ease: Your Guide to the New Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)
We’re excited to share that Kenya’s journey into digital travel facilitation has taken a leap forward with the launch of the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) online platform. Visit www.etakenya.go.ke to experience this seamless new system, effective from 4th January 2024. This applies to all international travelers, including our youngest adventurers, with the exception of Kenyan citizens and East African Community (EAC) partner states residents.
Your ETA Application Checklist:
Additional Requirements for Certain Travelers:
Application Timeline: You can apply for your ETA up to 3 months before your planned arrival in Kenya.
What Happens After You Apply? Once you’ve submitted your application, look out for an email notification. Upon approval, you’ll receive an ETA receipt with a reference number, which you can use to check your application status on the ETA website.
Processing Time: It typically takes 3 working days to process your ETA.
Please Note: This new ETA system replaces previous visa entry requirements in Kenya. However, if you’ve already applied for an e-visa, don’t worry – it will still be honored within its 90-day validity period.
Application Steps for Your Convenience:
Total Cost: The standard processing fee is $32.50, plus a bank fee of $1.59, totaling $34.09.
Remember, Kenya is waiting for you with open arms and a heart full of adventure. If you have any questions or need assistance, we are always here to help make your African safari dream a reality!