Kenyans to travel visa-free to Senegal – CS Mutua
Foreign and Diaspora Affairs Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua has announced that passport-holding Kenyans can now travel visa-free to Senegal.
The CS said this was announced during the bilateral meeting between President William Ruto and Senegal President Macky Sall on Sunday, July 17.
“It was announced that following Kenya’s earlier decision to lift visa restrictions to holders of Senegalese passports, Senegal has now reciprocated by providing free visa entry to Kenyan passport holders,” Mutua said.
He noted that removing the visa requirements is an excellent step towards enhancing regional integration and the free movement of Africans within Africa.
“This will grow trade between our two countries and open up tourism and education opportunities for citizens of both Nations.”
The 44 countries and territories that allow Kenyan passport holders to travel visa-free include Eastern African Countries Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
African Countries in the list include South Africa, Benin, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Bostwana, Ghana, Malawi, Mauritius, Senegal, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Gambia and Mozambique.
Others are Singapore, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Vanuatu, Hong Kong, Barbados, Eswatini, Haiti, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malaysia, Micronesia, Montserrat, Niue, Panama, Philipines, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Benin, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Fiji, Fiji and Grenada.
According to Visacard, travellers must still have a valid passport — usually six months after their departure date— and they must purchase travel health insurance as required by their destination country.