The South African government recently announced that it will implement a visa waiver for Kenyan nationals.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, Kenyan nationals will be able to enter South Africa for tourism and business purposes without obtaining a visa before traveling to the country.
  • Kenyan nationals will be able to stay in South Africa for up to 90 days to conduct business activities, including attending business meetings or conferences.
  • Kenyan nationals will not be able to perform paid work activities in South Africa through the visa waiver program.

Additional Information: A full list of countries eligible for visa-free entry into South Africa is available here.

BAL Analysis: The South African government announced the implementation of the visa waiver for Kenyan nationals to promote investment and economic opportunities in the country, as well as increase tourism.

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