Kenya scraps visas for SA travellers – for now

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According to eTNW, the Kenyan High Commission has suspended visa requirements for South African nationals. South Africans visiting Kenya for 30 days or less will not require a visa from 1 September onwards.

However, the Deputy High Commissioner for Kenya in South Africa Helen Gichuhi has warned that this suspension could be a temporary reprieve while the two governments negotiate the way forward.

The Kenyan High Commission announced the visa requirement in June, in reaction to the new proposed immigration regulations, including in-person biometric data collection, which the South African government imposed on Kenyan nationals in May.