The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have today (7 April) updated their travel advice for Kenya.
In it, they advise against all but essential travel to:
- Areas within 60km of the Kenya-Somali border
- Garissa County
- The Eastleigh area of Nairobi
- Lamu County and those areas of Tana River County north of the Tana river itself
within 15km of the coast from the Tana river down to the Galana (Athi-Galana-Sabaki) river
The area to which the FCO advise against all but essential travel does not include 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. Nor does it include the beach resorts of Mombasa, Malindi, Kilifi, Watamu and Diani.
Mombasa airport (Moi International Airport) and Malindi airport are not included in the area to which the FCO advise against all but essential travel.
This latest travel advisory will come as a blow to Lamu, which the UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, visited last week as they were lobbying travel advisories in the area would be lifted.