Kenyans to enjoy 90day visagree regime when traveling to SA
According to the new resolutions made by Presidents William Ruto and Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday, Kenyans will be permitted to visit South Africa without a visa beginning in January 2023.
The two leaders announced in a joint statement that they had relaxed the strict immigration regulations between South Africa and Kenya in an effort to increase continental trade. The announcement came following bilateral meetings at State House in Nairobi.
Kenyans will be able to visit the second-largest economy in Africa for up to 90 days per year without a visa under the new rules.
“Kenyans holding ordinary passports will be allowed to enter South Africa on a visa-free regime for up to 90 days per calendar year,” President Ruto announced
According to his South African counterpart, the agreements will go into force in January 2023, and the two nations are working to put them into practice.
“With the view of allowing Kenyans to visit South Africa on a free-visa basis, we have discussed the thorny issue of visas. We agreed that indeed that Kenyans should be able to visit South Africa without requiring them to have visas. This will commence on the 1st of January 2023. Our officials will speed up the processes to implement this move,” said Preident Ramaphosa.
The two Heads of State announced their agreement on a policy for returns in cases of transgression of immigration laws and regulations from both nations at the same time.
“The two countries have also agreed on a return policy when immigration laws and regulations are breached to make sure that bad elements that try to infiltrate our borders are dealt with firms and decisively,” said President Ruto.
“President Ramaphosa and I have also agreed to develop a sustainable mechanism to identify, monitor and resolve non-tariff barriers that limit the trade potential between our two countries,” he added.
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