Lifting of Certain Travel Restrictions for U.S. Government Personnel Along Kenyan Coast

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that it has lifted its travel restrictions for U.S. government personnel to some parts of the southern Kenyan coast. There are no longer general restrictions on travel to Malindi city in Kilifi County south through Mombasa and Kwale counties to the Tanzanian border. U.S. government personnel are still restricted from traveling to the coast from Malindi north to the Somalia border and from using the Likoni ferry in Mombasa. In addition, U.S. government personnel may visit Old Town in Mombasa in daylight hours only. All other travel restrictions for Kenya remain in place. U.S. citizens in Kenya should always remain vigilant and be aware of their own personal security, and take appropriate precautions for travel in and to any location within the country.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

For further information:

  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Kenya located on United Nations Avenue, Nairobi, at +254 (0) 20 363 6451 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Monday through Thursday and 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +254 (0) 20 363 6170.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).