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The Foreign Office has updated its Advice for Gap Year Travellers to Kenya

The Foreign Office has updated its Advice for Gap Year Travellers to Kenya

Tuesday 4th October 2011

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Following two recent attacks at beach resorts in Kenya, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office has issues updated travel advice for tourists about to head to the area. Updated yesterday, October 3rd 2011, the Foreign Office web site states that:

"We advise against all but essential travel to coastal areas within 150km of the Somali border, following two attacks by armed gangs in small boats against beach resorts in the Lamu area on 11 September and 1 October 2011. This advice will be kept under review. Both attacks were on beach-front properties, with two Westerners kidnapped and one murdered. Beach-front accommodation in that area and boats off the coast are [also] vulnerable."

The FCO also advise against all but essential travel within 60km of the Somali border inland from the coastal strip because of the threat of terrorist attacks.

Where ever you are thinking of travelling abroad, it's always advisable to check the Foreign Office website before you go. Keeping safe and secure on your gap year is of the utmost importance which is why it is better to book with a specialist gap year organisation such as the companies advertising here on Gapwork.com. Check out our advertisers and our destination guides on this website, and click on the Foreign Offices' Know Before You Go logo at the bottom of each page. You'll find invaluable gap year checklists, vitally important insurance and visa information, and expert advice on how to plan your gap year out.