Kenyan ETA for British Citizens
British citizens need to apply for a ETA before travelling to Kenya. It is a mandatory requirement for all British passport holders. Fortunately, the process of applying for and obtaining a ETA has become incredibly fast-tracked, convenient, and hassle-free with the introduction of an online/electronic ETA application process.
Within less than one 5-10 min, British citizens can complete the Kenya ETA application form, fill in the required personal, passport-related data, travel itinerary, submit digital copies of necessary documents, and pay the ETA fees. That’s it. All you need to do after pressing the submit button is waiting for a response from the embassy. If there is no discrepancy detected in the information between the passport and the application, you will receive the eTA directly in your email inbox.
What is the eTA Processing Time and Validity?
If your eTA application is approved, you can stay in Kenya for a maximum duration of 90 days. Generally, all ETA applications from British citizens are processed within 24 to 72 hours max. If there is a delay due to any reason, the petitioner will be duly notified by the authorities.
Kenya Electronic ETA Requirements for British Passport Holders
The Kenyan Government has set very flexible eligibility criteria for British travellers to apply for an eTA. Only a handful of documents are required, which you can quickly provide when submitting the online ETA application form.
Check Out the List of Documents Required to Apply for a Kenya eTA
- A valid British passport with a minimum of six months left in its expiration, starting from the arrival date in Kenya. The passport needs to have at least one blank page.
- A recent, coloured, digital, passport-size photograph.
- Details of travel plans, including sites or cities they want to visit, activities they want to take part in, and proof of hotel accommodation where they will stay throughout their trip to Kenya.
- An onward or return ticket to make sure the traveller will not overstay their ETA.
- A valid debit or credit card to pay the ETA fees. This is another mandatory requirement as your ETA application will not be processed unless you pay the fees.
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Is It Possible to Use a Uk Emergency Travel Document to Enter Kenya?
Yes, it is possible to use UK Emergency Travel Documents to enter, exit, or airside transit from Kenya. However, it is essential for those travelling with an ETD to obtain an exit stamp from Kenyan immigration officials before leaving the country.
Kenya Health Entry Requirements for British Citizens
As a response measure to the COVID-19 pandemic, all British passport holders must present a Travelers Health Surveillance Form upon their arrival in Kenya.
Moreover, a yellow fever vaccination certificate should be presented if the traveller recently visited or transited from an at-risk region.
It is recommended to visit a health practitioner at least six to ten weeks before leaving Kenya to check out relevant vaccinations the traveller may need depending on their medical history and current situation.
Can Britishers Get a Kenyan eTA on Arrival from the UK?
It is not possible to get a eTA on arrival. This facility was discontinued in January 2021. Now all foreigners, including Brits, should obtain a Kenya eTA online before travelling to Kenya.
Can I Apply for eTA Extension?
If you want to extend your stay in Kenya beyond the allotted 90-days max limit, you should apply in person at the Immigration Headquarters, Nairobi. You cannot apply for a eTA extension from outside of Kenya. eTA extension is granted for 90 days, and the traveller can stay in Kenya for 90 more days.
Kenya Embassy and Consulate in United Kingdom
Consulate of the Republic of Kenya in London, United Kingdom
45 Portland Place
London W1B IAS
+ 44 020 76362371
+ 44 02073236717