Muscat: The Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Kenya has informed Oman citizens that the Kenyan authorities have announced the activation of the electronic travel permit (ETA).
Travelers of all age groups need to obtain this permit before traveling to the Republic of Kenya through the website https://www.etakenya.go.ke/en.
Kenya eTA is a semi-automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to Kenya.
An eTA offers permission to travel and is authorized by the Government of the Republic of Kenya. The possession of an eTA is not the final authority to enter the Republic of Kenya. Admissibility will be determined at the point of entry.
The eTA application collects biographic information and answers eligibility questions from the traveler.
eTA applications for Kenya should be submitted at least 2 weeks before travel to ensure adequate time for processing.
Travelers can submit their applications up to 3 months before travel. It is highly recommended that travelers apply as soon as they have booked their accommodations and transport tickets.
Citizens from 51 countries previously did not need a visa or an ETA to enter Kenya.
Previously children younger than 16 from several countries did not have to pay for a visa.
Kenya’s official ETA website details the requirements for all visitors:
Valid passport for at least six (6) months after your planned date of arrival in Kenya, with at least one blank page
Selfie or passport photo that you upload on the website
Contact information, including email address and phone number
Details of your arrival and departure itinerary
Accommodation booking confirmation(s)
Credit card, debit card, or other means of payment.