Current travel advisories for Kenya

Last Update: Wednesday, 06. July 2022 at 08:18

Please reconsider your need to travel to Kenya.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.1 / 5

Kenya is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with around 38 million citizens and a land mass of 582,650 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.9 / 5

Kenya shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.9 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.3), Ethiopia (3.6), Uganda with (3.5) and Tanzania with (3.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/kenya

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Kenya due to the threat of terrorism and violent crime.

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/kenya

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
If you are planning international travel at this time, please read our COVID-19 related travel advice here, alongside our destination specific travel advice below.

Reisewarnstufe: 0

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New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/kenya

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel along the A2 Highway north of Turbi and the Moyale border crossing due to sporadic civil unrest. Avoid non-essential travel to Lamu county, coastal areas of Tana River and Kilifi counties north of Malindi due to the threat from terrorism and violent crime. Avoid non-essential travel to the Eastleigh neighbourhood of Nairobi due to the threat from terrorism and violent crime.

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/kenya

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to areas bordering Somalia due to the significant threat of terrorism, kidnapping and cross-border attacks. This includes Garissa county, Mandera county and with Somalia, including Kiwayu and coastal areas north of Pate Island.  Do not travel to the border areas with Ethiopia and South Sudan, with the exception of the A2 Highway and Moyale border crossing. Cross-border kidnapping and armed banditry make these border areas extremely unsafe.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/kenya-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Kenya due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: Kenya-Somalia border and some coastal areas due to terrorism. Areas of Turkana County due to crime. Reconsider Travel to: Nairobi neighborhoods of Eastleigh and Kibera at all times due to crime and kidnapping. Be especially careful when traveling after dark anywhere in Kenya due to crime. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as armed carjacking, mugging, home invasion, and kidnapping, can occur at any time. Local police are willing but often lack the capability to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents and terrorist attacks. Emergency medical and fire service is also limited. Terrorist attacks have occurred with little or no warning, targeting Kenyan and foreign government facilities, tourist locations, transportation hubs, hotels, resorts, markets/shopping malls, and places of worship. Terrorist acts have included armed assaults, suicide operations, bomb/grenade attacks, and kidnappings. Due to risks to civil aviation operating in the vicinity of the Kenyan-Somali border, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM). For more information, U.S. citizens should consult Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Some schools and other facilities acting as cultural rehabilitation centers are operating in Kenya with inadequate or nonexistent licensing and oversight.  Reports of minors and young adults being held in these facilities against their wills and physically abused are common. Read the country information page for additional information about travel to Kenya. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Kenya has a moderate level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/kenya

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

Cypriot government

Quelle: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/KE

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Undvik att resa i närheten av gränsen mot Somalia i nordöstra Kenya och till kusten i norr. Rekommendationen är att undvika resor som inte är absolut nödvändiga till öarna Lamu och Manda. Till Nairobis slum kan man inte bege sig utan särskilda säkerhetsåtgärder eller med en pålitlig researrangör. Risk för terrorism förekommer i hela Kenya. Var vaksam och följ med nyheterna.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/KE

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Reduce Travel to the necessary minimum..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 38 million
Covering landmass
582,650 km²
Electricity
240V - 50Hz
Currency
Shilling (KES)
ISO 2-Letter Code
KE
Phone prefix
+254
Top Level Domain
.ke
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Kenya (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Kenya.

Is Kenya safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Kenya. The risk index is at 3.1 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Kenya?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for Kenya.

What countries does Kenya share land borders with?

Kenya shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.9 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.3), Ethiopia (3.6), Uganda with (3.5) and Tanzania with (3.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!