Tourism in Lamu County Showing Signs of Recovery after UK Lifts Travel Advisory

Tourism in Lamu County of Kenya is showing tremendous signs of recovery after United Kingdom (UK) reviewed its travel advisory on this region.

The British government recently withdrew its travel restriction that had affected tourism in Lamu and Manda Islands.

Last week Friday, Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced the lifting of its travel advisory saying that tourists from UK can now visit Lamu and Manda Island. The office noted f improved security citing joint Kenyan security agencies collaboration in securing the region.

The travel advisory warning UK citizens of non-essential travel to Lamu County has been in place for more than five years following incidents of sporadic terror attacks and kidnapping of Tourists by Somalia-based Al-Shabaab terrorist group actives cells in the region.

Addressing media journalists, Lamu County Governor on Wednesday thanked the British government for the travel advisory review saying it’s timely for the county’s tourism sector recovery.

The Governor expressed confidence that the action taken by the UK to lift the travel advisory would go a long way in stabilizing Lamu County and Kenya’s foreign earnings.

 

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