Kenya visa requirements for Filipinos

Travel and visa requirements

Kenyan Visa is not required for Filipinos

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Philippine citizens planning to visit Kenya can either apply for the Kenya e-visa or visa on arrival.
  • The stay issued on each visa is 90 days respectively, and it is non-extendable in nature.
  • The Kenyan Single entry e-visa costs a sum of $51 for tourist applicants.
  • This Single entry e-visa is used for the purpose of tourism, business or medical visit to Kenya.
  • Filipinos should apply for Kenya e-visa seven (5) days prior to their embarkations to Kenya.
  • Visit to apply for Kenya e-visa and fill out the visa application form online.
  • Supplied all the required information accurately and upload all the requested documents.
  • Your Kenyan e-visa will be processed within 2 days and will be emailed to you once approved.
  • Print out the e-visa issued and the visa application form before your departure to Kenya as they will be requested along with the other necessary documents upon your arrival in Kenya.
  • Filipinos international passports that have a validity of up to 6 months and beyond; as stipulated by the Kenyan travel requirements.
  • Visitors are advised to reserve at least 2 blank passport pages on their passports for mandatory stamps.
  • Intending visitors must provide a Certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccination.
  • Kenya does not levy an airport (embarkation) tax on passengers.
  • Kenya uses the East Africa Time zone (GMT+3), hence, the Philippines is 5 hours ahead of Kenya.
  • The estimated average flight time from Manila, Philippines to Kenya, is 15 hours, 55 minutes.
  • Some of the flights operating between the two countries are THAI, Kenya Airways, Emirates, Oman Air, Etihad and Philippine Airlines.
  • The dialling code used in Kenya is (+254).
  • Kenya commercial banks do not operate on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • A sum above $10,000 must be declared upon your entry into Kenya.
  • The Kenyan Shilling is the official currency of Kenya. Any foreign currency must be converted to the official currency before it can be spent in the country.
  • You can exchange your foreign currencies in any authorized local bank in Kenya or any other financial institution in the country.
  • The Bantu Swahili language and English are the official languages spoken in the country but there are more speakers of Swahili than English in the country.
  • Luggage of all the passengers will be cleared at their first entry into Kenya.
  • Health veterinarian and rabies certificates together with import permit is required from those who are going to be visiting Kenya with their pets.
  • A police permit is required for the importation of arms and ammunition.
  • The popularly cooked Kenyan foods are maize meal called Ugali, when cooked and Unga, when raw and rice. Ugali is usually served as a white stiff porridge, good for dipping in stews or making into a makeshift spoon when you eat with your hands.
  • The predominant religion in Kenya is Christianity, Islam is the second-largest religion in Kenya, other faiths practised in Kenya are Baha'i, Buddhism, Hinduism and traditional religions.
  • Options for getting around Kenya include airlines, trains, car hires and taxis, public transport like 'matatus' and buses.
  • Wildlife safari is the soul of Kenya’s tourism with safe infrastructure like buses, jeep and light aircraft are put in place for the comfort of tourists exploring the country. 
  • Lions and Leopards are part of the landscape of the country which has made Kenya one of East Africa’s Favourite Safari destinations.
  • Kenya is also a great place for cultural encounters as there are more than 40 different ethnic groups in the country.
  • The associated plug type is G, which is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Kenya operates on a 240V supply voltage and 50Hz. Nevertheless, you are advised to always travel with your adapter for the use of your electronic gadgets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Philippine citizens need Kenya e-visa to visit Kenya?

Philippine nationals preparing to visit Kenya need a Kenyan e-visa.

What are the types of visa that Kenya issues to its e-visa applicants?

Kenya has three (3) visa to its applicants, and they are Single Entry Visa, Transit Visa and Courtesy Visa.

Single Entry Visa: It is a visa issued to travellers whose nationalities require a visa to enter Kenya for a single entry. Holders of this visa can visit Kenya either tourism, business or medical.

Transit Visa: It is a visa that is issued to people who are transiting through Kenya to visit another country. This visa has a duration of 3 days.

Courtesy Visa: It is a Kenyan visa that is issued to government officials who are visiting Kenya for either Diplomatic, official reasons or other governmental services.

How much does Kenyan e-visa cost?

Kenya e-visa costs a sum of $51 for a Single entry visa, while $21 is charged on Transit visa, and no charging fee is incurred on Kenyan Courtesy visa.

What is the processing time for the Kenyan e-visa?

Having applied and supplied all the required information on your e-visa application form online, your Kenyan e-visa will be processed within 48 hours.