IST-Africa 2019 Conference

Nairobi, Kenya, 08 - 10 May 2019

Visa Information

Conference delegates should contact the Kenyan Embassy in your country of residence six to eight weeks prior to travelling to determine if it is necessary for you to apply for a visa in advance.

For some countries it is possible to secure a visa online in advance at

An online single entry visa is $51.

The following nationalities are visa exempt for Kenya (December 2018): Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cyprus, Darussalam, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Salomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

If you are travelling through other countries to get to Kenya, it is necessary to check if you also require transit visas.

The IST-Africa 2019 Organising Committee can only issue Letters of Invitation for visa purposes to delegates after payment for their conference registration has been received.


Conference delegates travelling to Africa for the first time are recommended to have up to date Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines.

It is necessary to have proof of Yellow Fever vaccine (Yellow Book). It is advisable to get this vaccine several weeks prior to travel.

It is a good idea to check with your personal physician or travel health clinic four to six weeks prior to travelling, outlining where in Kenya you intend to visit.