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Travel restriction for Lamu lifted

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Lamu Island, Kenya
posts: 249
reviews: 16
Travel restriction for Lamu lifted

by the US Department of State:

…state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5690.html

Taipei, Taiwan
posts: 2
reviews: 3
1. Re: Travel restriction for Lamu lifted

Thanks for sharing of such info.

Kampala, Uganda
posts: 2
reviews: 43
2. Re: Travel restriction for Lamu lifted

Sorry,

Where is it written that the travel restriction to Lamu is lifted??

Mtwapa, Kenya
Destination Expert
for Barcelona, Newcastle upon Tyne, Bamburi, Mtwapa
posts: 12,978
reviews: 45
3. Re: Travel restriction for Lamu lifted

In the link given where it says

❝The travel restriction for Lamu has been lifted. However, the restriction remains in place for the coastal area north of Pate Island, including Kiwayu and north to Kiunga located on the Kenya/Somalia border.❞

Nairobi, Kenya
Destination Expert
for Nairobi, Kenya
posts: 2,546
reviews: 3
4. Re: Travel restriction for Lamu lifted

It means that in the "unlikely" event of getting kidnapped, your govt. (from whichever country you come from), will "NOT" enter into kind of ransom negotiation. Your family members will have to foot the ransom money !!

Mtwapa, Kenya
Destination Expert
for Barcelona, Newcastle upon Tyne, Bamburi, Mtwapa
posts: 12,978
reviews: 45
5. Re: Travel restriction for Lamu lifted

What on earth has that got to do with the travel restriction being lifted?

Some governments will pay ransoms, some will not under any circumstances. Whether a travel restriction is in place or not is totally irrelevant, and also has nothing, whatsoever, to do with the question

Nairobi, Kenya
Destination Expert
for Nairobi, Kenya
posts: 2,546
reviews: 3
6. Re: Travel restriction for Lamu lifted

Doff - you've been around long enough to distinguish btwn a joke, sarc comment & genuine post.

Kampala, Uganda
posts: 2
reviews: 43
7. Re: Travel restriction for Lamu lifted

Ha ha..Anyway thanks for the info

Mtwapa, Kenya
Destination Expert
for Barcelona, Newcastle upon Tyne, Bamburi, Mtwapa
posts: 12,978
reviews: 45
8. Re: Travel restriction for Lamu lifted

can never tell with you Stef, you seem to have a unique sense of humour

Fort Worth, Texas
posts: 11
reviews: 24
9. Re: Travel restriction for Lamu lifted

Hi EmyWasabi.I just wanted to ask you if you visited Lamu or plan to visit Lamu soon?I spent a week and are in touch with friends around the island and plan to return again soon.Lamu is safe and you should not worry at all.If you need any more info,please don't hesitate to drop me a line.Thanks and have a good one.Kwaheri.

UK
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for Malindi, Ukunda, Kenya
posts: 4,169
reviews: 4
10. Re: Travel restriction for Lamu lifted

The Brits have now lifted their advisory, too.

Great news for Lamu - and Lamuphiles!

https://twitter.com/#!/RichardTrillo/status/198028666347855872

Richard

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