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VISA before or arrival

Postby jujohnston » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:47 am

Hi there, I am travelling to Kenya on the 10th of July and I was told by a few people that sending your passport, etc. away to get the visa (I live in Canada) was a super slow process and one girl didn't get her passport back in time. So those people advised I just get it at the airport upon arrival in Kenya. Will they let me off the plane without having a VISA? Is it ok to wait that long?

Thanks for your help, having a few heart palpitations here lol
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Re: VISA before or arrival

Postby ballu » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:00 pm

I haven't heard of anybody having any problems getting their visa upon arrival at the Kenya airport. When you get to immigration there will likely be lines for international travellers who don't have visas. I flew into Uganda, but I imagine it's similar.

Another bonus of getting it at the airport is you don't have to pay for secure postage.
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Re: VISA before or arrival

Postby catraveller » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:24 am

You can definitely get a Visa on Arrival as a Canadian. When I was there last year, it was $50 USD and you just had to fill in a visa form.

After getting off the plane, you have to go through immigration (where you get your VISA) before you get to the baggage claim area.
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Re: VISA before or arrival

Postby astralcompanion » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:16 pm

Is it also true that a single entry visa for Kenya will allow you to travel to and from Tanzania as well? We are booked for http://www.gadventures.com/trips/kenya-tanzania-overland/DKTO/2013/ and it has us travelling KE > TZ > KE.
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