The Foreign Office has urged Britons to be “vigilant” abroad as they may be targets by terrorists in revenge for air strikes against the Islamic State.
The Foreign Office issued a worldwide travel warning on Friday night saying that British tourists were at risk of attack as a result of Britain’s intervention in Iraq and Syria. The warning applies to every country in the world, and specifies a “general threat to Britons.” The warning reads,
“There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.”
Travellers are advised against all travel to Syria and the northern half of Iraq. If you have flights to Turkey planned, avoid travelling anywhere within 10km of the Syrian border and avoid the southern provinces at all costs. There is a risk of “indiscriminate” attacks across Turkey. Egypt is also not recommended unless your only destination is the Nile valley, then you should be safe.
For the latest information on travel advice, please visit FCO.gov.uk before you travel.