Joy as UK lifts travel ban on Malindi
29 October 2015, 18:41
Nairobi - The United Kingdom has dropped the travel advisory on Malindi, a huge sigh of relief for the tourist haven.
The Foreign office announced Thursday that the UK had reviewed threat levels to Malindi against its nationals and that it was safer to go there.
Malindi is dead in- between Kenya's Coastal tourism block.
The move follows an earlier decision to lift the advisory on Mombasa and Kilifi.
" The Foreign Office maintains a keen eye on proceedings and will update in-case of changes," the statement read.
The decision will be a great one for hoteliers and tourism stakeholders who have struggled to entice visitors to the region thanks to the advisory.
Other areas in the country pardoned include the Aberdare National Park, Amboseli, Laikipia, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Meru, Mount Kenya, Samburu, Shimba Hills, Tsavo, beach resorts of Mombasa, Kilifi, Watamu and Diani and Moi International Airport.
It is estimated that British travellers are the most diligent in as far as travel advisories are concerned in the world, with over 60% taking the Foreign Office's word on the matter as compared to those of other countries.
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