Current travel advisories for Kenya

Last Update: Tuesday, 12. November 2019 at 07:23

We advice caution when travelling to Kenya.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.7 / 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 (4.1), Uganda (2.7), Ethiopia with (2.6) and Tanzania with (2.5 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.

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.

Finnish government

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. Begränsningen gäller inte flygresor 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..

Danish government

http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/kenya/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Når du rejser til Kenya, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed og udvise stor forsigtighed pga. en høj risiko for kriminalitet og terror. De fleste danskere har dog ingen problemer under besøg i landet. Du bør være særlig forsigtig, hvis du rejser til følgende områder pga. risikoen for kriminalitet: Coast Province (den sydlige del af Tana River-distriktet), den nordlige og centrale del af Eastern Province (Moyale, Isiolo, Marsabit) og den nordlige del af Rift Valley Province (Turkana, Samburu og den nordlige del af Laikipia). Nationalparkerne Samburu, Buffalo Springs og Shaba, nord for byen Isiolo, er beliggende inden for de områder, der er nævnt ovenfor. Hvis du vælger at besøge disse nationalparker, bør du ikke rejse på egen hånd. Benyt kun lokalt anerkendte og veletablerede rejsearrangører. Undgå at rejse når det er mørkt. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i nationalparker i Kenya. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til kysten inden for 150 km fra grænsen til Somalia (undtagen rejse med fly til Lamu- og Manda-øerne) og den øvrige del af North Eastern Province, herunder til Mandera, Wajir og Garissa. Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge områderne. Vi fraråder alle rejser til grænseområdet til Somalia og til kysten nord for øen Lamu til grænsen til Somalia. Der er risiko for terrorangreb og kidnapning. Der er en meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Danger level: 3

Be extra cautious..

Danish government

http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/kenya/

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Danish government

http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/kenya/

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel..

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

Airports in Kenya (extern)

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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.