The Kenyan government has announced that South Sudanese citizens who wish to travel to the country will not require visas, the government in Juba lauded the move.
South Sudan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement issued in Juba that the country’s nationals will now be free to travel to Kenya without paying visa fees following a decision made by Kenya to waive the requirement.
“The Ministry welcomes the statement which is in line with the directives made at the recent East African Community (EAC) virtual summit by President Salva Kiir and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya in favour of visa waiver,” it said. The ministry said the decision demonstrates the spirit of reciprocity and to further contribute to promoting the existing bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries.
South Sudan said its interior ministry together with the department of nationality and passport directorate will immediately implement and operationalize the visa waiver for Kenyan nationals entering the country with immediate effect.
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