Somalia still dangerous to stay, UK tells citizens in new advisory

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The British government has renewed its advisory on any travel to Somalia by its citizens maintaining the Horn of Africa nation still remains a dangerous place to visit.The Foreign Office warned British citizens in an advisory Wednesday to leave and only travel to Hargeisa and Berbera when necessary.

“Any British nationals in areas of Somalia to which the FCO advise 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 Foreign Office noted terrorists were very likely to try to carry out attacks in Somalia. It added there is a high threat of kidnap throughout Somalia.

“There is a constant threat of terrorist attack in Mogadishu and terrorists continue to plan attacks against westerners in the rest of Somalia including Somaliland,” the UK government added.

It urged citizens to seek consular services and support services in the British embassies in Kenya and Ethiopia since its embassy in Mogadishu does not provide consular services.

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