Travelling to less explored destinations is getting easier for Australian travellers, as Kenya becomes the latest up and coming country to roll out evisas.

Introduced by the Kenyan National Government Department of Immigration Services, the service will be available from tomorrow to Aussies planning a trip to the African nation.

Travellers applying online will need to fill out the application form and provide a passport-sized photo.

It will then take up to seven days for the visa to be issued, which needs to be printed out before departure.


Upon arrival in Kenya, visitors will be required to present their printed evisa.

The new evisa will eventually replace visas on arrival, which will continue to be available until August this year.

Arrivals after 1 September 2015 will need to apply at least seven days prior to departure through the online process.

According to the immigration agency, applying online will mean less queues and delays for travellers.

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The cost for single-entry visas is US$50; a transit visa (valid for three days) costs around US$20; and the East Africa Tourist visa is US$100.

Kenya is the latest of the up and coming destinations to move its visa system online.

India unveiled its evisa in November this year and Oman launched the online process earlier this month.

What are your thoughts on the new evisas?