The Kenya Tourism Board has announced the removal of the FCO travel advisory for Mombasa and the entire stretch of the Kenya coast from Watamu to the border with Tanzania.
Tourists will be able to once again enjoy the majority of the Kenya coast, with the only exclusion now being Malindi and areas further north, including Lamu County.
The following areas are all open for tourists to enjoy: Watamu, Kilifi, Mtwapa, Shanzu, Bamburi, Mombasa (including Mombasa Island), Nyali, Likoni, Shelly, Tiwi, Diani Beach, Galu Beach, Kinondo, Msambweni, Funzi Island, Shimoni, Wasini Island.
The following airports offer access points to the Kenya coast: Moi International Airport (Mombasa), Ukunda / Diani Airport
Kenya received 117,201 visitors from the UK market in 2014. With the re-opening of Mombasa and the area of the Kenya coast north of Mombasa, British consumers will once again be offered a wider beach offering, either combined with a safari in one of Kenya’s 59 national parks or as a stand-alone holiday.
Muriithi Ndegwa, MD for the Kenya Tourism Board commented, ‘We are delighted with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's decision to lift their travel advice for Kenya's coast from Watamu to Diani. While our operators have continued to send their guests to the southern areas of the coast including Diani, Wasini and Msambweni we look forward to welcoming guests back to Mombasa and the beautiful coastline of Watamu and Kilifi.'