UK warns citizens against travelling to Somalia

The United Kingdom has warned its citizens against travelling to Somalia for fear of terrorist attacks and kidnappings.

In an advisory, the British government has renewed its travel advisory against Somalia saying the country was still under active threats of terrorist attacks.

The advisory has added Hargeisa and Berbera in Somaliland to the list of the areas that UK citizens have been warned against travelling to.

“Any British nationals in areas of Somalia to which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice against all travel should leave. Any British nationals in Hargeisa or Berbera who are not on essential travel should leave,” the advisory read in part.

The FCO called on citizens to be vigilant and avoid crowded places.

The advisory has been renewed since the beginning of the year.

It urged citizens seeking consular services to contact the British embassy in Nairobi while those in Hargeisa can get help in the Addis Ababa embassy.