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UK: increased threat from Northern Ireland-related terrorism

New information on threat level from terrorist

There is a threat of terrorism in Europe. Terrorist attacks could occur at any time and could target areas frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers, such as tourist attractions, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shopping centres, markets, hotels, schools, places of worship and airports and other transportation hubs. Exercise caution if attending sporting events, religious holiday celebrations and other public festivities. Remain vigilant at all times, monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities.

The Government of the United Kingdom maintains a public alert system on terrorism:

  • The level of threat to the U.K. from international terrorism is at “severe”, meaning that an attack is highly likely.
  • The level of threat to Northern Ireland from domestic terrorism is at “severe”.
  • The level of threat to Great Britain from Northern Ireland-related terrorism is at “substantial”, meaning there is a strong possibility of an attack.

Visit the British Home Office’s Terrorism and national emergencies page for details and updates on current threat levels.