COVID-19 Information

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. For more information, see the Department’s  Global Health Advisory . March 30 Update Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Nairobi March 30, 2020 Location:  Kenya Event:  As of March 30, 2020, there are 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout Kenya. The Department of State has …

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Health and Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens: British Airways Flights Still Available

U.S. EMBASSY NAIROBI Health and Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens March 26, 2020 British Airways Flights Still Available Alert:  U.S. Embassy Nairobi Event:  The U.S. Embassy has learned that British Airways is operating two commercial flights from Nairobi to London on Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29. Tickets for these flights can be purchased online at  britishairways.com

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Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens: Kenya Airways Seats Available for 2100 Flight Departure Tonight

U.S. EMBASSY NAIROBI Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens March 25, 2020 Kenya Airways Seats Available for 2100 Flight Departure Tonight Location: Kenya Event: Kenyan Airways has indicated it will offer a flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing JKIA on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 2100 hours, provided it can sell all the seats on …

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Health Alert for U.S. citizens: Government of Kenya Announces Suspension of International Flights

U.S. EMBASSY NAIROBI Message for U.S. Citizens March 22, 2020 Government of Kenya Announces Suspension of International Flights The Government of Kenya announced this evening that it will be suspending all international flights in and out of Kenya effective midnight on Wednesday, March 25th. Cargo planes will not be affected.  Those coming into the country between now and …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

March 19, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for …

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Health Alert for U.S. Citizens: Kenya Ministry of Health announces three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nairobi.

Health Alert for U.S. Citizens March 16, 2020 Location:  Kenya Event:  The government of Kenya has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. On March 15, the Kenya Ministry of Health announced three confirmed cases …

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Health Alert: Kenyan Ministry of Health announced one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nairobi.

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya March 13, 2020 Location:  Kenya Event: On March 13, the Kenyan Ministry of Health announced one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nairobi. The  Kenyan Ministry of Health  has suspended all public gatherings, meetings and events.  All routine consular appointments at the U.S. Embassy from March 16 to March 27 are canceled.  In the case of …

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Security Alert–U.S. Embassy Nairobi

Location: Nairobi Event:  Terrorist groups may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in Nairobi.  The exact hotel has not been identified, but it is believed to be a hotel popular with tourists and business travelers. Actions to Take: Exercise increased vigilance when visiting or staying at hotels in the Nairobi area. If staying …

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Security Alert: Heightened Middle East Tensions

U.S. EMBASSY NAIROBI Security Alert for U.S. Citizens January 7, 2020 Heightened Middle East Tensions   Location: Kenya Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as …

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U.S. Embassy to Nairobi, Kenya Security Alert

This message is being re-sent in its entirety to include “Actions to Take” and the correct title.  There is an increased risk of terrorism and criminal activity during the holidays in Kenya.  There is also a heightened risk of armed robbery, assault, and kidnapping.  Travelers to Kenya are sometimes perceived to have gifts or large amounts of cash.  Threats …

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Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya (May 18, 2019) 

Location: Kenya, countrywide Event: Terrorist groups have a history of carrying out attacks during Ramadan. On May 15, the Kenyan Police issued a notice to the public explaining that they have enhanced patrols during this time and intensified security in areas of interest (churches, mosques) countrywide. Actions to Take:  Be aware of your surroundings.  Stay …

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Demonstration Alert: Marches Announced for March 8, 2019 in Nairobi

Marches Announced for March 8, 2019 in Nairobi  Location:  Announced gathering point is Uhuru Park, adjacent to the Central Business District, Nairobi. Event:  Kenyan organizers have announced two marches to take place on March 8, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  One march is in support of women’s rights, while the other is to protest corruption.  Organizers claim …

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Strike Alert: JKIA Resumes Normal Operations

Strike Alert March 6, 2019 JKIA Resumes Normal Operations  Location:  Jomo Kenya International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi Event:  The March 6, 2019 strike of aviation workers at JKIA has ended.  The airport has resumed normal operations. Actions to take: Monitor local media for updates Consider checking with your airline or travel agent regarding planned travel Assistance: U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya …

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Strike Alert: JKIA Strike Impacting Aviation Travel

Strike Alert March 6, 2019 JKIA Strike Impacting Aviation Travel Location:  Jomo Kenya International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi Event:  Aviation workers at JKIA began a strike March 6, 2019.  Some air travel has been disrupted. Actions to take: Monitor local media for updates Check with your airline or travel agent regarding planned travel If you encounter protest activity, immediately …

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SECURITY ALERT FOR U.S. CITIZENS

U.S. EMBASSY NAIROBI Security Message for U.S. Citizens February 4, 2019 Continue to Exercise Heightened Caution Location: Kenya: Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki, and coastal regions Event: Credible information indicates Westerners may be targeted by extremists in Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki, and coastal areas of Kenya. The U.S. Embassy reminds the public of the continued need for heightened …

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SECURITY ALERT FOR U.S. CITIZENS

SECURITY ALERT FOR U.S. CITIZENS U.S. Embassy Nairobi January 26, 2019  Location: Central Business District, Nairobi Event:  A small explosion has been reported in the vicinity of Nairobi’s Central Business District. Avoid the area and move to a known safe location. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Monitor local media for updates Notify friends and …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Nairobi

Location: Kenya, countrywide Event: The U.S. Embassy reminds the public of the continued need for sustained vigilance in public spaces such as shopping malls, hotels, and places of worship. Actions to Take: Be aware of your surroundings Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible Review your personal …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Nairobi

Location: Kenya, countrywide Event:  In light of the January 15 terrorist attack on the DusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi, the U.S. Embassy reminds the public of the continued need for vigilance in public spaces such as shopping malls, hotels, and places of worship. Actions to Take: Be aware of your surroundings Stay alert in locations frequented …

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Security Alert: Indirect Fire Attack on Mogadishu International Airport (January 2, 2019)

Indirect Fire Attack on Mogadishu Interntional Airport (MIA) Event:  The UN reports that several mortar rounds struck the UN compound within the Mogadishu International Airport on January 1, 2019.  Two UN mission members are reported to have received non-life threatening injuries. The situation remains fluid and assessment of the event continues.  The airport remains open and is …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Violent Clashes in Baidoa and South West State

Location:  Baidoa in South West State and surrounding areas, Somalia Event: The December 13 arrest of former al-Shabaab Commander and Spokesperson Mukhtar Robow has prompted violent clashes in the capital city of Baidoa in South West State. There is potential for violent protests over the coming days in Baidoa and surrounding areas.  Citizens are advised to …

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Security Alert – U.S. Mission to Somalia (10 November, 2018)

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia Event: The U.S. Mission to Somalia reminds U.S. citizens that terrorists continue to plan attacks against hotels, guesthouses, and office buildings.  These groups may also target public gatherings, demonstrations, and other public and private locations. Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans and carry a communication device. Notify a trusted person of your …

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Somalia — Travel Advisory — Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to Somalia due to crime, terrorism, and piracy. Violent crime, such as kidnapping and murder, is common throughout Somalia, including in Puntland and Somaliland.  Illegal roadblocks are also widespread. Terrorists continue to plot kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in Somalia.  They may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting airports and …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Nairobi (June 14, 2018)

Location: Kenya, countrywide Event: With the Eid al-Fitr holiday this weekend, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the importance of exercising caution.  Take appropriate steps to enhance your personal safety and maintain a heightened sense of security awareness, especially at large gatherings and soft targets such as shopping malls and hotels.  Actions to Take: …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nairobi: May 12, 2018

Location:  Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya Event:  The Kenya Ministry of Health announced that as a public health precaution, following a reported outbreak of Ebola Virus in a remote northwestern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenyan authorities are conducting routine screenings of all travelers arriving from the DRC at points of …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Nairobi (May 4, 2018)

Upcoming Relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel Location: Kenya, countrywide Event:  Extremists may use the upcoming relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to target U.S. citizens. Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics. They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public venues. Actions to take: Keep a low …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya (February 16, 2018)

Location: U.S. Embassy Nairobi compound Event: There are reports of a possible large demonstration planned at the U.S. Embassy compound today, Friday, February 16, 2018, at 10:00am. As with any large demonstration, violence and traffic disruptions are possible. Actions to Take: Avoid the area of the demonstration. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya (January 30, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Nairobi, Kenya: · Uhuru Park. This venue may change. Event: Demonstrations in response to political developments are possible Tuesday, January 30. As with any large demonstration, violence and traffic disruptions are possible. U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid the …

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FRAUD ALERT

ANNOUNCEMENT – WARNING The U.S. Embassy is aware of an ongoing tender scam using our name to fraudulently request sample items, supply of goods or money.  If your business receives a tender from a “Mr. Kerry Jones,” or any individual using the following email address  consulate@ustenderdepartment.com , please DO NOT ACT on this request and contact us immediately at NairobiGSO-Contracts@state.gov .  All …

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