Kenya and South Africa are taking into consideration to review the new visa regulation, which will come into effect from 1 September 2014. According to the new visa rule, South Africans who wish to travel to Kenya should file an application for a visa prior to their entry.
Earlier, passport holders of South Africa were not required a visa to enter Kenya for a maximum period of 30 days. However, according to the new rules, South Africans need to pay R750 (Sh7500) as visa fees. In addition, the authorities of Kenya will terminate the process of issuing visas for South Africa nationals on arrival.
On the other hand Kenyans are required a visa to travel to South Africa, which does not grant visas on arrival at the country. It may be recalled that around 30,000 travelers visited Kenya from South Africa previous year.
According to new rules issued by Kenya, undertaking biometric processing at the Kenya High Commission in Pretoria is the only way through which South African applicants can acquire visa.