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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Kenya Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 2.6 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Kenya. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

Kenya shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Kenya), the Advisory Index is 3.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Somalia (5), Sudan (4.3), Ethiopia (2.9), Uganda with 2.6 and Tanzania with 2.4 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Kenya from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/kenya

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Kenya due to the threat of terrorism and violent crime.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/kenya

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Kenya due to the threat of terrorism and violent crime.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Kenya due to the threat of terrorism and violent crime.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Kenia.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/kenia/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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On January 15, 2019, at least 14 people died in a violent assault on the Dusit Hotel complex in the Westland district of Nairobi. Even though the Kenyan government has stated that the security operation in the Riverside area of Nairobi has been concluded, the Ministry strongly advises all those present in the country to exercise extreme caution and maintain a ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/kenya/

About Kenya

Kenya with its capital Nairobi is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa), slightly more than twice the size of Nevada (582,650 km²). The country is located Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania. The climate can be described as varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior. The landscape is low plains rise to central highlands bisected by Great Rift Valley; fertile plateau in west. With a population of about 37.95 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Nairobi
Population about 37.95 million
Size 582.650 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than twice the size of Nevada
Common languages en-KE,sw-KE
Currency Shilling (short: KES)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +254
Internet Top Level Domain .ke
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 KE
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 KEN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 404

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Kenya is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • degradation of water quality from increased use of pesticides and fertilizers
  • desertification
  • poaching
  • soil erosion
  • water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria
  • water pollution from urban and industrial wastes

Natural hazzards

  • flooding during rainy seasons
  • limited volcanic activity; the Barrier (1,032 m) last erupted in 1921; South Island is the only other historically active volcano
  • recurring drought

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Kenya. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agricultural products
  2. aluminum
  3. batteries
  4. cement
  5. cigarettes
  6. clothing
  7. commercial ship repair
  8. flour
  9. furniture
  10. horticulture

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. coffee
  3. corn
  4. dairy products
  5. eggs
  6. fish
  7. fruit
  8. pork
  9. poultry
  10. sugarcane

Kenyan Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Kenya.

Export products

  1. cement
  2. coffee
  3. fish
  4. horticultural products
  5. petroleum products
  6. tea

Import products

  1. iron
  2. machinery
  3. motor vehicles
  4. petroleum products
  5. plastics
  6. resins
  7. steel
  8. transportation equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Kenya?

Kenya is currently rated at 2,6 out of a possible 5.0. We advise caution when travelling to Kenya.

So ... is it safe to travel Kenya?

Visiting the country Kenya is usually fine. Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many advisories do you know for Kenya?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 7 active advisories for Kenya.