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November 10, 2022

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Kenyans holding ordinary passports will be granted entry to South Africa according to the new visa-free regime between the two countries.

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Kenyans will not need visa to enter South Africa

Kenyans will not need visa to enter South Africa

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Kenyans have received the news that they will now not be required to acquire a visa to enter South Africa, with a sigh of relief, with many saying that it was about time.

President Ruto announced on Wednesday that Kenyans holding ordinary passports will be granted entry to South Africa according to the new visa-free regime between the two countries.

From January 1, 2023, we will have a different regime. Kenyans holding ordinary passports will be allowed to enter South Africa on a Visa-free regime for up to 90 days per calendar year,” Ruto said.

For most Kenyans, who have at some point applied for a South African visit, it has never made sense why the process has been so hectic and with plenty of requirements, especially for fellow Africans.

Kenyans have always been infuriated by the fact that while they go through all the hustles of acquiring a South African passport, which includes a processing fee of Sh5,350, and it’s still not guaranteed, South African nationals, have it easy and get Kenyan Visa for free on arrival to the country.

According to Ruto, who has been hosting South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa in State house, Nairobi said the deal had been arrived at, after an intervention by the South Africa’s President.

The President said they had also agreed on a return policy when immigration laws and policies are breached.

This will help ensure that “bad elements” that try to infiltrate the states’ borders are dealt with by the policies.

Kenya/South African Trade

The two Presidents also discussed issues to do with trade, to promote and enhance importation and exportation.

The President said they had also agreed on a return policy when immigration laws and policies are breached.

This will help ensure that “bad elements” that try to infiltrate the states’ borders are dealt with by the policies.

The two Presidents discussed issues to do with trade, to promote and enhance importation and exportation.

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