Foreign travel advice


Warning FCDO advises against all but essential travel to parts of Kenya.

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Areas where FCDO advises against all but essential travel

Kenya-Somalia border and northern parts of the east coast

Due to the risk of terrorism from groups based in Somalia, FCDO advises against all but essential travel to:

  • within 60km of Kenya’s border with Somalia
  • Eastern Garissa County, up to 20km north-west of the A3 road, including the Boni National Reserve
  • Mandera County, excluding Mandera West sub-county
  • Lamu County, excluding Lamu Island and Manda Island
  • Tana River County north of the Tana River, up to 20km north-west of the A3 road
  • within 15km of the east coast between the Tana River and the Galana (Athi-Galana-Sabaki) River

Find out more about why FCDO advises against travel.

Before you travel

No travel can be guaranteed safe. Read all the advice in this guide and any specific travel advice that applies to you:

Travel insurance

If you choose to travel, research your destinations and get appropriate travel insurance. Insurance should cover your itinerary, planned activities and expenses in an emergency.

About FCDO travel advice

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