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US scraps travel warning, gives Kenya second-highest rating


Economy US scraps travel warning, gives Kenya second-highest ratingTourists at a beach hotel in Mombasa. FILE PHOTO | NMGThe US State Department announced Wednesday that it is scrapping its travel warnings for specific countries and instead launching a four-level “travel advisory programme.”Kenya is placed in the second tier under the new system. America has in the past warned its nationals against travel to Kenya, prompting complaints that such notifications were unjustified and damaging to the economy. The content of the Kenya section in the new system is similar to evaluations issued by the Obama administration. “The 'do not travel' is our recommendation.”The State Department does, however, restrict the use of a US passport for travel to North Korea.


Source: The North Africa Journal January 11, 2018 13:52 UTC



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