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FCO Press Release: Kenya Travel Advice Update

By United Kingdom - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- FCO advises against all but essential travel to Mombasa Island and the surrounding area.

The FCO has changed its travel advice to Kenya to advise against all but essential travel to Mombasa Island and the surrounding area following recent terrorist attacks and the continuing terrorist threat in the area.

The Travel Advice now reads:

“The FCO advise against all but essential travel to Mombasa island and within 5km of the coast from Mtwapa creek in the north to Tiwi in the south. This area does not include Diani or Moi international airport.”

If you are currently in an area to which we now advise against all but essential travel you should consider whether you have an essential reason to remain. If not, you should leave the area. You can still access the Moi International Airport but we advise against travelling through Mombasa Island.

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

FCO travel advice is kept under constant review, and is based on objective assessments of the risk to British nationals. We advise all travellers and British nationals resident in Kenya to monitor our travel advice regularly.

To counter the shared threat of terrorism, the UK is committed to working with the Kenyan authorities to strengthen their capacity to investigate, prosecute and detain terrorists; in line with international human rights standards.