Travel Restrictions lifted for Lamu Island and Manda Island

The United Kingdom through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated its travel advice for Kenya, lifting previous restrictions on visits to Lamu Island and Manda Island following a review of the level of risk to British Nationals travelling to these parts of Kenya.

It is worth noting that all the famous and popular Kenya’s safari destinations in the national parks, game reserves and wildlife conservancies; including the Nairobi National Park, Aberdare National Park, Amboseli National Park, Laikipia Nature Conservancy, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Meru National Park, Mt. Kenya National Park, Samburu National Reserve, Shimba Hills National Reserve, and Tsavo National Park as well as beach resorts of Mombasa, Kilifi, Watamu, Tiwi and Diani are cleared for travel by British nationals.

The Government of Kenya is committed to securing the territory of the Republic, as well as assure the safety and well-being of its citizens, visitors and investors. In this regard, it has continued to invest heavily in the defence and security segments in terms of budgetary allocations, increasing the recruitment of security personnel, improving their welfare, providing vehicles and furnishing them with the necessary equipment and appropriate technology among others in order to keep the country safe.

Kenya also plays its part by collaborating with regional and international partners to contain terrorism which is a global challenge requiring concerted efforts by all countries since none is ultimately immune from the menace.