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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL3254, tabled on 1 December 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what conversations they have had with the government of Kenya about the requirement for United Kingdom citizens to have a visa to enter Kenya; and what steps they take within (1) the European Union, and (2) the Commonwealth, to encourage consistency in visa requirements for citizens of countries within those organisations.

Answered on

10 December 2014

The British Government has not recently discussed visa requirements for UK citizens visiting Kenya with the Kenyan government. British nationals require a visa to enter Kenya, which can be purchased on arrival. Within the EU, the European Commission only seeks coherence in visa requirements for Member States party to the Schengen Visa Code. The UK is not party to this code. Within the Commonwealth the UK is taking part in discussions which seek to facilitate the movement of Commonwealth citizens between member states.