U.S. State Dept. Updates Kenya Travel Alert, July 13, 2015

Map of KenyaWashington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 13, 2015.  The State Department alerts U.S. citizens that the Sixth Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is scheduled to take place July 24 – 26, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. As with all large public events, there is the opportunity for criminal elements to target participants and other visitors. Large-scale public events such as this Summit can also be a target for terrorists. U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness, and enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive pertinent safety and security information. This Travel Alert expires on July 30, 2015.

For additional information, read the Country Specific Information for Kenya, the Kenya Travel Warning, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit Fact Sheet, which are available on the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website.

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. 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 is located on United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya; telephone (+254) (20) 363-6000; fax (+254) (20) 363-6410. In the event of an after-hours emergency, contact the Embassy duty officer at (+254) (20) 363-6000.