Kenya welcomes FCO’s travel ban removal 

Kenya’s tourism industry has welcomed the removal of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advisory for Lamu Island and Manda Island by the UK Government. 

Both areas are now open for access by air via Manda Airstrip. Airlines serving this airport include Air Kenya, Safarilink, Fly 540 and Jambojet from Nairobi, and Mombasa Air Safari from Mombasa.

“This latest announcement means visitors to Kenya have the opportunity to visit this unspoilt area of the coastline, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lamu Old Town, the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa,” says Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Chairman, Mr. Jimi Kariuki.

Kenya’s coastline offers 500km of tranquil Indian Ocean beaches and the announcement expands the current coastal product offering.

The following airports offer access points onto the Kenya coast:

  • Moi International Airport (Mombasa)
  • Malindi Airport (for travel to Watamu)
  • Ukunda / Diani Airport (for Diani and resorts further south to the Tanzanian border)
  • Manda Airstrip (for travel to Lamu Island)
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