Kenyan business people, students and frequent travellers will now be able to get a multiple entry visa to  South Africa effective December 1 2018.

Kenyan business people and students travelling to South Africa will now be issued with a multiple entry visa valid for up to 10 years. Frequent travellers on the hand will be eligible for a 3-year multiple entry visaa. Kenyan Government officials travelling on official business to South Africa will also be granted 3 months free visa with immediate effect.

These new developments were announced at a meeting between Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Dr. Fred Matiang’i, and South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, in Pretoria earlier today.

At the meeting, it was also announced that technical officers from both countries were also tasked with finding ways of reducing travel restrictions, with a view of completely removing short term (180) days) and transit visa requirements for nationals from the two countries with ordinary passports. The technical teams have 3 months to complete their assignment. The two countries have also agreed to step up joint efforts in combating illegal immigration and also protect the integrity of each other’s travel documents.