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All about the Kenya visa requirements for Indian citizens

by Catherine Carey | March 2, 2023
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If you are going to travel to Kenya for tourism, business or family reunion, you need to know that it's necessary to get a Kenya visa for Indian citizens. This is regardless of whether you are travelling by land, air or sea.

However, obtaining a Kenya visa for Indian citizens is not difficult. Here, we give you all the information you need about the Kenya visa requirements for Indian citizens.

Is it mandatory to get a Kenya visa for Indian citizens?

Yes, it's necessary to get a Kenya visa for Indian citizens.

To get the eVisa they will need a scanned color copy of your passport's first and last pages, a scanned recent color passport-size photograph with a white background, a confirmed return flight ticket, a hotel booking or an invitation letter, a travel itinerary and a Health Declaration Form.

How is the application process for a Kenya visa for Indian citizens? 

Fulfilling the Kenya visa requirements for Indian citizens is very simple. All you have to do is go to the visa section of Visagov by clicking on "Choose a visa", select Kenya and choose the visa that best suits your trip.

Once selected, you will have to fill in the fields with your details as they appear on your travelling documents and, once you have made the payment, you will only have to wait approximately 48 hours to have your visa approved. You will receive your visa in your email address.

The cost of a Kenya visa for Indian citizens

There are different types of eVisa Kenya according to the needs of each traveler. You should carefully look at the details and choose from:

  • Single Entry Visa for 90 days of stay (valid for 3 months) Service fee: 29 EUR and Visa fees: 52 EUR
  • East Africa Visa for 90 days of stay (valid for 3 months), Multiple entries.Service fee: 29 EUR and Visa fees: 104 EUR
  • Transit Visa (not exceeding 72 hours). Validity: 90 Days with no Multiple entries.Service fee: 29 EUR and Visa fees: 21 EUR

For more information on all the Kenya visa types, read our article on how to get a visa Kenya.

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Are vaccines required to travel to Kenya from India? 

The yellow fever is the only mandatory vaccine mentioned in the Kenya visa requirements for Indian citizens. This is a requisite if you have recently visited countries with a high risk of transmission and if you are a traveller returning from Kenya to India. Other vaccinations to consider are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Cholera and Typhoid.

We recommend you to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for further health news in Kenya.

With COVID-19 still being present, it is worth stating that if you are fully vaccinated then you are exempted from taking the PCR test as part of the Kenya visa requirements for Indian citizens.

Unvaccinated travellers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate administered 72 hours before departing from their origin. 

Kenya accepts India’s Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination and Recovery Record as proof.

Where is Kenya's embassy in India?

Address: A15/14, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, 110057

Telephone number: +911149518050


Where is India’s embassy in Kenya?

Address:  High Commission of India, 260 United Nations Cres, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone number: +254(0)20-2222566/7


What is the time difference between India and Kenya?

India is 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Kenya. It is 8:08 PM on Friday in India and 17:38 in Kenya.

What is the currency of Kenya and the exchange rate in Indian rupees? 

The local currency is the Kenyan shilling and it has been in circulation in the country since 1995. The approximate conversion, since the exact value can vary depending on the day, is 1 indian rupee = 1,53 shillings.

To exchange the money you can count on doing it in Nairobi in banks, exchange offices and hotels. It is recommended to do it in an exchange office or in the bank, since the hotels will charge you higher commissions.

As for card payment, many shops and practically all hotels accept VISA. There are still shops that do not have a card reader.

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Are there direct flights from India to Kenya? 

There are three airlines who fly directly from India to Nairobi, Mombasa and other major cities in Kenya: Kenya Airways, Air India and RwandAir. 

The average flight time between India and Nairobi (Kenya's capital), is 7 hours and 15 minutes. This has been calculated based on journeys departing from New Delhi.

When there is no direct fly and you must take a stopover and the total duration of the flight can take up to 34 hours.

Is Kenya safe to travel?

Is Kenya safe to travel? Yes. The overall country enjoys a relatively low risk, especially in the most touristic areas. With careful planning, you can enjoy the incredible things that Kenya has to offer to its guests.

It is advisable to avoid the Kenya-Somalia border counties of Mandera, Wajir and Garissa; Areas of Turkana County; the Nairobi neighborhoods of Eastleigh and Kibera and some areas of Laikipia County.

Kenya's main tourist attractions are not included in any of these restricted areas. Therefore, you will not miss its main attractions.

Here are some of our tips to try and provide you with more security:

  • As in most cities, crime is worse in the poorest neighbourhoods, the outskirts and more remote areas or in illegal settlements. Avoid these areas unless you travel with a trusted native or guide.
  • Do not travel alone at night
  • Do not show off expensive jewellery or devices
  • Take enough money and keep it safe.