In light of several recent small Improvised Explosive Device
(IED) and grenade attacks in various locations throughout Kenya (Nairobi,
Diani, Mombasa, and yesterday at a JKIA airport restaurant), the Embassy wishes
to remind U.S. citizens of the continued threat of potential terrorist attacks
in the country. Targets for these attacks could include nightclubs,
shopping malls, transportation hubs, religious institutions, government offices
or public transportation. Continue to exercise caution when traveling in
the country, maintain situational awareness, and practice good habits
surrounding personal security.
All U.S. citizens in Kenya are urged to register online at
the Smart Traveler Enrollment
Program (STEP). Registering gives U.S. citizens access to updated
information on travel and security within Kenya and makes it easier for the
Embassy to contact citizens in case of emergency.
You can stay in touch and get Embassy updates by checking
the website of the U.S.
Embassy in Nairobi. You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department
of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel
Warning for Kenya, Travel
Alerts, and Country Specific Information. Follow us on Twitter and the ACS
Nairobi page on Facebook as well, or you can download our free Smart
Traveler App, available through iTunes, and the Google Play store, to have travel information at your
fingertips. If you don't have internet access, current information on safety
and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the
United States and Canada, or, for callers from other countries, a regular toll
line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya is located on United
Nations Avenue Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya , tel. +254-20-363-6000. You can contact
the Consular Section of the Embassy by phone at +254(0)20-363-6451 or via email
For after-hours emergencies, please call +254-(0) 20-363-6170