UK tour operators suspend travel to Kenya

Members of the UK’s Federation of Tour Operators are suspending holidays to Kenya with departures due up to and including Saturday 5 January following advice from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office due to political unrest. This comes as the UK Foreign Office reissued its travel advisory saying that it advises against all but essential travel to Kenya.

Currently there is uncertainty about the security and political situation in the country linked to the disputed presidential election result. Travellers in the country are being advised to remain indoors.

Alternative holidays for UK customers are being offered by Federation of Tour Operator members where available or refunds of moneys paid.

Customers currently in Kenya are being advised of the UK Foreign Office advice to travellers and are expected to return home on their planned departure dates.

The Federation of Tour Operators says it is monitoring the situation daily and any changes to departures planned after 5 January will be made over the coming days and customers notified in advance.