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Visas for Kenya and Tanzania

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1. Posted by marquismg (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

Will the office issuing visas accept 50 USD bills and/or100USD bills?


2. Posted by Son (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Do you mean on arrival at the Airport? If on arrival it is bstter to carry the exact amount as most of the time they are short of change!

3. Posted by carosterns (Respected Member 159 posts) 10y

I would strongy DISCOURAGE using US100 Bills. Better off with smaller amounts. Even US50 isn't a good idea. While you don't twice about it,in Africa you will look v rich and become a target.

4. Posted by Jack MB (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

So how much is the visa and what currencies do they take?

5. Posted by Siobh (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

Is getting visa's at the airport the best idea? How to get them before you fly? I'm thinking about Uganda and Kenya...

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting marquismg

Will the office issuing visas accept 50 USD bills and/or100USD bills?

As far as I know the visa offices are at the borders and u get the visa as u enter the counrty.
Since the visas in East Africa cost around 40 US Dollars then 50 USD notes would be OK.
I would generally not hand over 100 USD notes. It probably would not cause problems but I think it is wise to not display more money than u need to. Dont show that u would be a good person to demand a bribe from. Also 100USD is a lot of money in Kenya and Tanzania and displaying it may make u look worth robbing. This for border visa offices. If u are at the airport I think it would be OK to use 100 USD notes.

Are u sure u need visas for these countries? Not everybody does. I only got cost free stamps in my passport entering and exiting Kenya and Uganda while my Dutch travelling companion had to pay 35 US dollars for visas.


[ Edit: Edited on Dec 6, 2007, at 1:28 AM by Mel. ]