Last updated: May 24, 2018 14:32 ET
Still valid: May 27, 2018 23:11 ET
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Kenya - Exercise a high degree of caution
Exercise a high degree of caution in Kenya due to the threat of terrorism and a high crime rate.
Regional advisory - Avoid all travel
Avoid all travel to the following areas:
areas within 150 km of the Kenya–Somalia border, including all of Garissa and Lamu counties, due to a risk of kidnapping and attacks
areas within 50 km of the coast, from north of the city of Malindi to the Kenya–Somalia border, due to a risk of kidnapping and attacks
areas within 100 km of the borders with South Sudan and Ethiopia, due to armed banditry and cross-border violence
Eastleigh neighbourhood of Nairobi - Avoid non-essential travel
Avoid non-essential travel to the Eastleigh neighbourhood of Nairobi, where the crime rate is high.
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