UK reviews travel advice on Kenya

kenyai MaasaiBy MARIA MACHARIA

NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE United Kingdom has updated its travel advice for Kenya following a review of the level of risk to British nationals travelling to some parts of the East African country.

UK has thus removed advice against all but essential travel to within 15km of the coast from the Galana (Athi-Galana-Sabaki) River down to Watamu.

It has advised against all but essential travel to the coast now runs southwards from the border with Somalia down to the Galana River.

Under the updated travel advice, Malindi is not included in the advice against all but essential travel, nor is Malindi airport.

“Our travel advice for other parts of the country has not changed,” said the British High Commission in Nairobi.

This means the Foreign and Commonwealth Office still advises against all but essential travel to areas within 60km of the Kenya-Somali border, Garissa County, Eastleigh area of Nairobi, Lamu County and those areas of Tana River County north of the Tana river itself as well as within 15km of the coast from the Tana River down to the Galana River.

The vast majority of Kenya falls outside of our advice against all but essential travel.

This includes Kenya’s safari destinations in the national parks, reserves and wildlife conservancies; including the Aberdare National Park, Amboseli, Laikipia, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Meru, Mount Kenya, Samburu, Shimba Hills, Tsavo, as well as the beach resorts of Mombasa, Kilifi, Watamu and Diani.

The travel advice comes on the back of terror attacks by the Al-Shabaab terrorists.

CAJ News

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