Current travel advisories for Kenya

Last Update: Friday, 19. April 2019 at 07:24

We advice caution when travelling to Kenya.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.6 / 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 7 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.4 / 5

Kenya shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Somalia (5.0), Sudan (4.0), Ethiopia (2.9), Uganda with (2.6) and Tanzania with (2.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

Canadian government

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).

New Zealand government

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:
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.

Austrian government

https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/kenia/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Kenia.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Cypriot government

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.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
On January 15, 2019, at least 14 people died in a violent assault on the Dusit Hotel complex in the Westland district of Nairobi. Even though the Kenyan government has stated that the security operation in the Riverside area of Nairobi has been concluded, the Ministry strongly advises all those present in the country to exercise extreme caution and maintain a high alert when travelling to the country. It also essential to avoid manifestations and crowded places; follow the instructions of local authorities at all times and to keep track of the situation in the country by monitoring the media and news reports.  

Danger level: 3

Avoid all but essential travel to certain areas.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/kenya/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

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.


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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

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.