DFATs Smartraveller website is advising traveller

first_imgDFAT’s Smartraveller website is advising travellers to Nairobi, Kenya exercise Exercise a high degree of caution after an attack occurred at the DusitD2 Hotel complex on Riverside Drive on 15 January 2019.The website advises those in the area should minimise movement and avoid the affected area.“Remain vigilant and pay close attention to your personal security at all times. Monitor the media, follow the advice of local authorities and other sources about possible new security risks. We haven’t changed our level of advice – ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’ in Kenya overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.”It is reported that at least 11 people have been killed during what police described as a “suspected terror attack” at the complex in the Kenyan capital, said a source at the hotel assisting with security.Bench Africa confirmed that in the last 24 hours they have received some messages of concern from agents which is normal, but they have not experienced any cancellations.“Yesterday appeared to be business as usual with over a dozen new enquiries that incorporated Kenya.  Therefore at this stage we do not see any direct effect with regard to cancellations or amended tour programmes.”“Unfortunately terrorism is global and no country can stand up and say that they are 100% safe but our suppliers have reassured us that all is calm in Nairobi and in Kenya and the tourism industry continues to operate as normal.  Security has been heightened in and around the city, but normalcy has returned.”“All means of transport are operating normal schedules including the international airports. All tourist circuits across Kenya are operating normally.  Kenya remains united and looks forward to welcoming tourists.” AfricaNairobilast_img read more