05-07-2019 by redazione
The tourist season of Kenya and particular of the coast is at the starting blocks and malindikenya.net updates the information and warnings for those traveling to the African country. With particular regard to news on visas and luggage.
CARD VISA AND ONLINE VISA Even for this new season, and probably for the entire winter season, foreign tourists can still enter Kenya with the tourist visa paper filled out and requested directly at the customs entry into the country.
Although the online visa is now a fact and its implementation on the website of the Immigration Office evisa.go.ke makes it easily obtainable in a few hours from the request and payment by credit card, the Ministry of Tourism has confirmed that for the third consecutive year since its introduction it will still be possible to enter Kenya with a paper permit (50 dollars or 40 euros) obtained directly at the airport.
DURATION OF TOURIST VISA For eight months now, the Immigration Office of Mombasa Airport has tended to issue a temporary tourist visa valid for only one month, although its validity can be extended to 90 days, without the need to pay any other tourist taxes. Consequently, this visa can be extended free of charge for the next two months at the immigration offices of territorial jurisdiction and falls within the initial 40 euros. In any case, for those who already have a return ticket over 30 days, it is advisable to report it to the counter in a kind way and it may already be possible to get the stamp with the extension to 90 days.
It should also be noted that the mere extension of even one day in the following quarter (to the first three months) will involve 'the payment of a tax of 2,200 ksh. These provisions are however transitory and subject to future changes, which in case we will inform you.
BAGGAGE CONTROL: At the international airports of entry (Nairobi and Mombasa) are now operating X-ray sensors that control your objects more precisely. It is advisable to avoid the transport of objects in series, even if for humanitarian purposes (eg. 30 pairs of shoes, 100 T-shirts) and new clothing, especially with receipts or still packed.
Any unused material that can also be found for sale in Kenya could be taxed.
PLASTIC: Since a year now in Kenya is prohibited the introduction and trade of plastic bags (polypropylene). It is therefore not possible to bring objects into plastic bags of any kind, not even biodegradable. Only vacuum packaging from the original company with the trademark or ecological bags made of jute and other fibres are allowed.
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
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