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Foreign & Commonwealth Office removes Kenya travel warning

Foreign & Commonwealth Office removes Kenya travel warning

Kenya’s tourism industry has welcomed the removal of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advisory for Lamu Island and Manda Island.

Both areas are now open for access by air via Manda Airstrip.

Airlines serving this airport include Air Kenya, Safarilink, Fly 540 and Jambojet from Nairobi, and Mombasa Air Safari from Mombasa.

“This latest announcement means visitors to Kenya have the opportunity to visit this unspoilt area of the coastline, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lamu Old Town, the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa,” said Kenya Tourism Board chairman, Jimi Kariuki.

Kenya’s coastline offers 500 kilometres of tranquil Indian Ocean beaches and the announcement expands the current coastal product offering.

Other popular areas of Kenya’s coastline include Mombasa Island, Nyali Beach, Bamburi Beach and Shanzu Beach.