UK releases new travel advice for Kenya following Nairobi terrorist attack

In the aftermath of today’s terrorist attack on the DusitD2 complex in Nairobi, the UK government has issued fresh travel advice for British citizens in Kenya.

“There is an ongoing security incident in the Riverside area of Nairobi; Kenyan authorities are conducting an operation in response to the incident. If you’re caught up in the incident, turn any mobile phones or other devices to silent and do not put your location on social media. If you’re able to do so safely, leave the area and contact your friends and family to let them know you are safe. Remain vigilant and follow the advice and instructions of local authorities. The British High Commission Nairobi will be closed for routine business on Wednesday 16 January while we respond to the incident. If you’ve been directly affected by this incident, and it is safe to do so, you can contact the British High Commission on +254 (0)20 287 3000. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Kenya, call the FCO in London on 020 7008 1500. This page will be updated as the situation develops.”

UK High Commissioner Nic Hailey also released a video message response to the incident in which he said :

“My team and I are in close touch with the Kenyan authorities following the terrible incident today at the Dusit hotel complex in Nairobi. And our thoughts and prayers are of course with all of those caught up in this terrible incident.

“Our priority is the safety and security of British people here in Kenya. So please do stay in close touch with our travel advice, with our social media channels, we will keep those regularly updated. “

The social media channels run by the High Commission in Nairobi can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

There are also channels run by this website, including a Facebook book group for British and Irish expats, as well as an expats Telegram group (details in the Facebook group) which can be useful in communicating the latest news, advice and guidance.

We also operate a Facebook page, Twitter account and LinkedIn page where you will find our latest updates.

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