Travel & Tourism to Kenya: World Tourism Network Speaks Out

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Written by Dmytro Makarov

Friends for everyone, no enemies is the new trend for Kenya Tourism to welcome visitors from around the globe with open arms.

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Magical Kenya will become a lot more magical in 2024 – for everyone – anywhere – a visa to Kenya will not be required.

Beginning January 1, 2024, travelers entering Kenya won’t require a visa, according to a Tuesday announcement from Kenya’s President William Ruto.

Kenya Visa Policy to become a new global trend

With this move Kenya is taking a lead in the world, what the World Tourism Network sees as an emerging trend that should be advocated and supported by the global travel and tourism industry.

According to Ruto, Kenyan authorities have created a digital platform that guarantees every guest will obtain an electronic travel permit before arriving, obviating the necessity for a visa application.

“It will no longer be required for anyone, anywhere in the world, to bear the burden of obtaining a visa to visit Kenya,” he declared during a celebration honoring the nation’s 60th anniversary of breaking away from the United Kingdom.

Travel without Visa

Ruto has made a strong case for travel without a visa. He declared in late October that Kenya, the fourth nation on the continent, will provide visa-free entrance to all citizens of Africa by the end of 2023.

Following Minister of Tourism and Wildlife Alfred Mutua’s announcement in November at the World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit in Rwanda that Kenya was considering doing away with visa requirements for travelers from outside of Africa, the country has decided to grant all visitors visa-free travel entrance.

Kenya’s Secretary of Tourism

Hon. Alfred Mutua may soon become a tourism hero like Kenya’s former Minister Najib Balala when he was honored as a hero by WTN at the World Travel Market London in 2021.

Kenya Secretary of Tourism Alfred Mutua had a successful career in the media and public relations. He is best known for his role as a television news anchor and journalist, working for Kenya Television Network (KTN) and later Citizen TV. His media career helped him gain recognition and popularity before he ventured into politics.

For many years a fellow African Country, Seychelles had kept up the concept of visa-free entry for all. Former minister St. Ange always said his country was welcoming to everyone and was an enemy with no country.

Kenya is setting a positive global example able to welcome visitors without putting stumbling blocks up. This will be an economic opportunity only a few countries in the world had so far.

World Tourism Network comments

World Tourism Network chairman Juergen Steinmetz said: “Congratulations Kenya for this move. It’s an eye-opener not only for Kenya but for every country to take a good look at.

In a digital world of AI, countries should be able to balance security concerns with fast electronic research data, to make tourism more accessible to anyone.

Apply for a Kenya e-visa

The procedure of application has now been modified and simplified to a user-friendly mode that takes three simple steps. The E-Visa portal now has its dedicated website: www.evisa.go.ke. Visa approval is being done real time.

WHAT TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS ARTICLE:

  • With this move Kenya is taking a lead in the world, what the World Tourism Network sees as an emerging trend that should be advocated and supported by the global travel and tourism industry.
  • “It will no longer be required for anyone, anywhere in the world, to bear the burden of obtaining a visa to visit Kenya,”.
  • Alfred Mutua may soon become a tourism hero like Kenya’s former Minister Najib Balala when he was honored as a hero by WTN at the World Travel Market London in 2021.

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