South Sudan has announced the suspension of visa on arrival for Kenyans, citing the need to raise revenues and curb misappropriation, ensuring accountability of fees collected from applicants.
According to the country’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Deng Dau Deng, the Embassy in Nairobi will now issue visas to those in need of entering South Sudan and an E-Visa they can get through an online application.
In December last year, Somalia also suspended visa-on-arrival for Kenyans, citing the need to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The directive forced ordinary passport holders to apply for the travel permit at Somalia’s embassy before departing Nairobi. Diplomatic passport holders were required to have an approval from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Government.