Residents of Eastleigh can now breathe a huge sigh of relief after the British government lifted travel advisory to the area on Monday.
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The travel alert issued to the region commonly known as “Little Mogadishu” has been in place since 2012 following a series of grenade attacks.
A statement from the embassy said that the travel advisory was lifted following a review in the UK government’s description of the threat from terrorism in travel.
“The British Government will, today, remove the travel advisory against all but essential travel to the Eastleigh area of Nairobi,” read part of the statement.
However,it further noted that there won’t be any change in the British government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in Kenya.
"There is no change in the UK government's assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in Kenya.”
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised against all but essential travel to most regions in the North-Eastern region.
It however did not advise against Kenya's safari destinations in the national parks, reserves and wildlife conservancies.
Mombasa and Kilifi are among the latest counties where the UK has lifted travel bans giving them a huge tourism boost.
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Eastleigh is a major commercial hub in the country and the revision of the alert will come in handy to foreigner traders as well as hoteliers whose businesses had been adversely affected by the advisory.
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