Kenyans to now travel to Senegal visa-free

Kenyans to now travel to Senegal visa-free

Senegalese President Macky Sall (L) and his Kenyan counterpart William Ruto (R) hold bilateral talks at State House, Nairobi on July 16, 2023. | @DrAlfredMutua/Twitter

Kenyans will no longer be required to obtain a visa in order to travel to Senegal, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua has announced.

The decision was arrived at during a bilateral meeting between President William Ruto and the West African state’s leader Macky Sall held Sunday.

“Yesterday, during the bilateral meeting between President Dr. @WilliamsRuto and Senegal President H.E @Macky_Sall it was announced that following Kenya’s earlier decision to lift visa restrictions to holders of Senegalese passports, Senegal has now reciprocated by providing free visa entry to Kenyan passport holders,” the foreign minister said in a tweet on Monday.

He hailed the move as a great step towards enhancing regional integration and the free movement of Africans within the continent.

“This will grow trade between our two countries and open up tourism and education opportunities for citizens of both Nations,” added Mutua.

Senegal joins the list of countries Kenyans can travel to without a visa, which includes the Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jamaica, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.


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