New Kenya Tourism Initiatives

The Kenyan government has announced new initiatives as part of a continued strategy to spur on growth in the tourism sector. As of 1st February 2016 families travelling to Kenya do not need to pay visa fees for children under the age of 16, saving 50 USD (approx. £35) per child.

From 1st February 2016, those visiting Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) national parks in Kenya will benefit from park conservation fees being capped at 70 USD (approx. £49) for the financial year 2016/17, down from 80 USD (approx. £56) previously in some national parks, with VAT on park fees being removed from 1st July 2016.

The new initiatives follow on from Kenya’s Charter Incentive Programme which came into effect from 1st January 2016 to encourage tourist airlines to launch new flight routes to the coast. Under the programme, all tourist charter aircrafts with passengers terminating at Moi International Airport in Mombasa and Malindi Airport will benefit from no landing fees for a period of 30 months beginning from 1st January 2016 to 30th June 2018, as well as receiving a passenger subsidy of 30 USD per seat filled by international passengers who terminate or disembark in Kenya from 1st January 2016 to 30th June 2018.

Kenya Tourism Board