Kenya: UK Government warns tourists against traveling near Somali border due to kidnappings

Posted on March 1, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Tourist Kidnapped, Tourist Warning

In a statement, the British High Commission office, the UK said it has taken recent decisions to change travel advice extremely carefully and responsibly, consulting closely with Kenyan authorities throughout. “Tourists from Britain still make up the largest number of visitors who tour Kenya. So we understand very well the impact that such a change can have on Kenya’s tourist industry, and how important that industry is to the country. Indeed, we also know that this has an impact on the UK tourist industry in terms of how it affects UK tour operators who are sending tourists to Kenya, UK airlines,” said the statement. Read article

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