SA, Kenya ease travel regulations

Pretoria – South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier.1344067

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba is in Kenya where he met with Joseph Nkaissery, Kenya’s Minister of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government.

The two Ministers held a meeting where a number of steps were agreed upon to make travelling between the two countries smoother.

Both countries also agreed on:

  • Visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and official passports;
  • A decrease in the visa service fee. Fees have been decreased from $71 to $49, a downscale of $22, or more than R300;
  • The issuing of three-year multiple entry visas for frequent travellers;
  • Issuing of study visas for the duration of students’ study periods (including extending permanent residents to those studying in the critical skill categories);
  • Removal of transit visa for travellers transiting through South African airports and
  • Ten year multiple entry visas for frequent business travellers and academics.