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New warnings for Turkey and Kenya issued by FCO

New advice for travellers planning on visiting Kenya and Turkey has been issued by the Foreign Office. The new warnings have come following further outbreaks of violence in both Turkey and Kenya.

New travel advice was issued for tourists planning to visit Turkey just hours after the Turkish police force used tear gas and water cannons to warn off anti-government protestors gathering in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. The Foreign Office has now warned of the possibility of more demonstrations across the rest of the country.
Police in Taksim Square

The FCO has changed its warning level for Turkey, advising against all but essential travel to parts of the country. “The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the Turkish towns of Ak?akale and Ceylanpinar and against all but essential travel to areas within 10km of Turkey’s border with Syria,” read the FCO’s website.

“The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the provinces of Hakkari, Sirnak, Siirt and Tunceli. You should be especially vigilant when travelling in other provinces in south eastern Turkey and in areas in close proximity to the Syrian border.”
Kenya Somalia Border

The FCO has also advised against flying to Kenya, following a grenade attack in the city of Mombasa on Sunday, which left at least seven people injured. It has advised that holidaymakers planning to visit within 60 kilometres of Kenya’s border with Somalia should avoid travel unless it is essential.

“There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping. Attacks have previously occurred in Nairobi (especially the area of Eastleigh), Coast Province including Mombasa, and North Eastern Province. Further attacks are likely."

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