Announcement

Change to travel advice for Kenya

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FCO advise against all but essential travel to coastal areas within 150km of the Somali border

The FCO has changed its travel advice to Kenya to advise against all but essential travel to coastal areas within 150km of the Somali border. We previously advised against all but essential travel to coastal areas within 60km of the border. The travel advice now states:

We advise against all but essential travel to coastal areas within 150km of the Somali border, following two attacks by armed gangs in small boats against beach resorts in the Lamu area on 11 September and 1 October 2011. This advice will be kept under review. Both attacks were on beach-front properties, with two Westerners kidnapped and one murdered. Beach-front accommodation in that area and boats off the coast are vulnerable.

Full travel advice to Kenya can be found on the FCO website.

FCO travel advice is kept under constant review in the light of the situation on the ground. Travel advice is based on objective assessments of the risk to British nationals, whose safety is our main concern.