Visa and Entry Requirements

A) Visa;
Kenya issues three categories of visa as follows:

  1. Countries whose Nationals do not require Visas to enter Kenya;
  2. Countries whose nationals may be issued with a Visa on application and without reference to the Director of Immigration (Visa on Arrival or from Kenya Missions abroad or from online visa application via:
  3. Referred Visa: This is for countries falling under category 3 of the Kenyan Visa regulations and whose nationals are required to obtain a visa in advance before departing for Kenya. Visa can be applied through the nearest Kenyan mission abroad. In case of any difficulties the concerned focal point for HLM2 can contact Kenya Immigration Service at for assistance.

For expedited visa application, delegates from ‘Referred Visa’ countries are advised to submit their request to the HLM2 Secretariat through their Delegation Coordinators.

Delegates are advised to obtain a visa at least one month prior to travel. The visa costs are USD 50 for offline applications and USD 51 for online applications.

All diplomatic and service passport holders attending the HLM2 will be issued with courtesy (gratis) visa.
Passports should be valid for at least six (6) months on the date of entry and should have at least two (2) unused pages when presented for endorsements.

For more information on Kenya visa visit: or contact:
Department of Immigration Services
Nyayo House, 9th Floor, Southern Wing
P.O. Box 30191-00100
FaxNo.: +254 20 2220731
Tel:  +254 20 2222022        Ext.22215/22346/22083/22225

b) Vaccinations;
Yellow Fever vaccination certificates will be required from delegates coming from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission or who have transited through countries with risk of yellow fever transmission for 12 or more hours or anybody from a country currently reporting an active or on-going outbreak of yellow fever. Travellers should be vaccinated at least ten (10) days before travel. For more information visit the HLM2 website.