Travel Alert – Kenya: 19 May 2014
Travel Clinic London.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to an number of areas in Kenya.
News reports suggest terrorist activity, involving kidnapping and bombing, centred around the capital, Nairobi, and further threats in and around certain tourist areas. Sadly, on May 16th, a bomb blast in a popular market area in Nairobi killed at least 10 people, while several others were injured.
Continuing threats targeting Westerners induced the Foreign Office to issue a warning of “high threat”, and evacuations of more than 400 U.K. visitors began last Friday, May 16, as a precaution. Australia, France and the United States have all issued similar alerts. Thomson Holidays and First Choice have cancelled all flights to Mombasa until October.
These “High risk” or “Do Not Travel” warnings have also been posted for the Diani Beach tourist region, and, in particular, for border regions with Somalia, South Sudan and Ethiopia.
We shall keep you advised of any changes or improvements in this situation. Travellers are advised to take further advice from the FCO regarding any future travel to Kenya.
Should you be travelling in the region and require travel vaccinations, please get in touch with any of our Travel Clinics in London.