Visas to be issued on arrival for Africans travelling to Kenya

An announcement has been made by Kenya’s newly sworn-in President, Uhuru Kenyatta, confirming that all Africans travelling to the republic would be issued with visas on arrival.

President Kenyatta, who will serve his second term in office, makes the announcement as the continent draws closer to 2018; the year in which the pan-African passport had in recent years been reported to be introduced. This would allow travellers from across the continent to move between countries without securing a visa prior to travelling.

READ MORE: Introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018 to increase travel

The announcement was made in Kenyatta’s inauguration speech on 28 November 2017.

Kenya is home to the second-highest mountain peak in Africa, Mt Kenya, the Masai people, the world-famous Diani Beach, the bustling cities of Nairobi and Mombasa and the Masai Mara National Park.

The country’s tourism department is also anticipating a boost in traffic following the arrival of the MS Nautica from Marshall Islands carrying 642 passengers at Mombasa County on Saturday. The guests were welcomed by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, who encourages more partnerships to be formed with cruise ships as part of its strategy to increase traffic numbers through various ports of entry.

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