VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

                        Visa required

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa required

Note:

Holders of an emergency travel document in transit require a visa, unless the transit takes place at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and they do not leave the transit area

 

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Citizens of Serbia may enter Kenya. It is necessary to hold a negative PCR-test result issued no more than 96 hours earlier and without presenting any apparent symptom of Covid-19 (body temperature must not be above 37.5 C, permanent cough, difficulties in breathing and any flue like symptoms).
It is also necessary to register via fallowingwanda website https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/, in order to obtain QR Code, which has to be shown upon lending at the airport in Kenya. All passengers departing from Kenya must have negative PCR test issued by an authorized laboratory and uploaded to the following on-line platform https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia need a visa to enter Kenya. As of 1 January 2021, an entry visa for Kenya can be obtained exclusively via www.evisa.go.ke. Visa application, payment and issuance are done electronically. Single-entry visa is valid for maximum 90 days and the visa fee is 51 US dollars, a multiple-entry visa is valid from 3 to 12 months and costs 101 US dollars, the transit visa fee is 21 US dollars, and the fee for the diplomatic visa and multiple-entry visa for 5 years is 201 US dollars.
Passport for a visa for tourism purpose should be valid for at least 6 months and there must be at least one blank page. The same rule applies to regulation of stay.
Yellow Card of the World Health Organization (yellow fever vaccine) is not a precondition for obtaining a visa for travellers coming from Europe to Kenya and planning to stay only in Kenya. If travellers enter Kenya through Ethiopia and other Sub-Saharan African countries, then they need to possess the Yellow Card of the World Health Organization.

Taking the Kenyan shilling into and out of the country is prohibited, but there are no limits for bringing convertible currencies into the country.
Travellers are allowed to bring 200 cigarettes and 1 litre of alcoholic drinks into the country.
Bringing narcotics, pornographic material and firearms into the country is prohibited.
Taking out live animals as well as products of protected animal species (skin, coral, ivory, etc.) is prohibited and may lead to imprisonment.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been concluded.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION — Travellers are advised to check before their trip the current health situation at the website of the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa: www.afro.who.int/health-topics.
In certain western parts of the country and coast there is a risk of malaria, insect and reptile stings and bites, jaundice, hepatitis, cholera, etc. Yellow fever vaccination is not necessary if arriving from Europe — but it is necessary only if entering Kenya through Ethiopia and other Sub-Saharan African countries. Persons who are not used to high altitudes, may suffer from altitude sickness. Approximately 6% of the population are infected with HIV. It is safe to drink only bottled water.

SECURITY SITUATION — The overall security situation is stable. Kenya is a tourist destination and stay in safari parks and coastal resorts is, as a rule, safe and pleasant. Citizens of the Republic of Serbia who are staying in or intend to travel to Kenya, should exercise caution, monitor information on the security situation in the country, follow instructions of the local authorities and, if necessary, cooperate with them. It is recommended to citizens of the Republic of Serbia to avoid travelling to the North Eastern Province, along the border with Somalia, i.e. counties of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, including cities of El Wak, Wajir, Garissa, Mandera and Libon, coastal counties Tana River, Lamu and the Kilifi County, north of Malindi and Eastleigh, the Nairobi east neighbourhood, due to terrorist activities of the Somali Al Shabaab group. Visit to the old Mombasa town is recommended only during daytime. Trips with the Likoni ferry should be avoided.There is a risk of terrorist and armed attacks, kidnapping, robberies, and petty thefts. In hotels and other tourist complexes security is good. Visits to distant rural areas should be avoided. Night walks and walks in crowded places are not recommended (local open markets and the like), where travellers should beware of pickpockets.

TRANSPORT — Beside the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, there is also the Daniel arap Moi Airport in Mombasa and Eldoret Airport, as well as several local airports at tourist destinations in safari parks and coastal resorts. Travelling between cities and other tourist destinations (national parks, coast, etc.) is possible by airplane, train, bus, and car. Since 2017, it has been possible to travel on the route Nairobi―Mombasa by new high-speed rail, and the trip lasts approximately five hours. On the main routes, such as Nairobi―Mombasa―Kisumu, roads are good. To go to other destinations driving a field vehicle is recommended. Kenyans drives on the left-hand side and cars can be rented from all major international rent-a-car companies. Driving conditions require increased caution given the huge traffic jams and widespread non-compliance with traffic laws. Most of the cities are connected through a network of local bus lines. Public transport in the cities is not well organised, thus taxi services are recommended. Vigilance is recommended while driving.
During their tourist stay in Kenya, citizens of the Republic of Serbia may drive with the international driving permit. The signed Agreement on the Mutual Recognition and Exchange of Driver’s Licences with Kenya allows persons with regulated stay in Kenya to exchange their Serbian driver’s licence for the Kenyan one, without re-taking the driving test.

OTHER INFORMATION — The national currency in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling (KES). There are frequent fluctuations in exchange rates due to the situation at the world stock exchanges. Using international payment cards (VISA and the like) in Kenya is customary, particularly in higher level hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, etc. Only the new US dollar notes may be exchanged.
Mobile phones work without problems. There are no specific dress codes or rules of behaviour that must be observed. Kenya has a pleasant climate during the whole year, with temperature averaging between 20°C and 25°C.
Because of its ocean coast, beautiful nature and safaris, Kenya is a popular destination, especially for tourists coming from Western Europe. For this reason, tourists coming from the Republic of Serbia are advised to use the services of travel agencies or make detailed planning of their individual travel. In Kenya, the official languages are Swahili and English.

 

Contact information:

During your stay in Kenya, for consular assistance and protection, you may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Nairobi (Address: Benin Drive 1032, Runda, Nairobi), at the following telephone numbers: 00 254 79 45 88 515, 00 254 73 46 01 031, 00 254 73 27 55 554, and e-mails: nairobi@embassyofserbia.or.ke and consular@embassyofserbia.or.ke.

(Last updated on Friday, 5 February 2021)