Following recent developments in Kenya here is an update on the present situation for those interested in travelling to the country.
The British government has changed its travel advice for Kenya and for the present time is recommending avoiding non-essential travel to Mombasa island and an area between Mtwapa, north of Mombasa and Tiwi, south of Mombasa.
Many people think “Mombasa” refers to all the beach resorts on Kenya’s coast but this is incorrect. To clarify Mombasa is actually an island and is the commercial centre, port and city. It is not a beach resort.
The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office advisory covers the area from Mtwapa to Tiwi and this includes certain areas where a number of the leading beach resorts are located.
The main Mombasa Airport (Moi International) is not affected and flights continue to operate there as normal.
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