The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has stated the obvious.. Another terror attack is “highly likely”.
Here’s the list of countries they’ve advised us to either steer clear of or visit with caution.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all travel to within 10km of the border with Syria. It also advises against all but essential travel to the six provinces that line the border.
It says more than 2.5m Britons visit Turkey every year. Most visits are trouble free. However, there is a high threat from terrorism in Turkey. The advice says: “Attacks could be indiscriminate and could affect places visited by foreigners.” Holidaymakers are advised to ‘exercise caution’.
Around 500,000 British nationals visit Morocco every year and most visits are trouble free, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office says. It says travellers should respect local laws and customs at all times. It says there is a general threat of terrorism, with a growing number of Moroccans belonging to international terrorist organisations operating in Syria and Iraq. It says increased security measures may be seen in some areas.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all travel to North Sinai due to continued terrorist attacks on police and security forces. It is advising against all but essential travel to a large part of South Sinai, within 50km of the Libyan border and the area west of the Nile Valley.
This does not include tourist areas along the Nile River or the Red Sea resorts of Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada. Holidaymakers are told to be vigilant at all times to the threat of terrorism.
The terrorist threat also remains high in Spain, according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
It says attacks could be discriminate, including places visited by foreigners. It says: “In 2015, Spanish police have disrupted a number of groups suspected of recruiting individuals to travel to Syria and Iraq. Some of them expressed an intention to carry out attacks in Europe.”
There remains a ‘high’ threat of terrorism in France, according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Its advice says: “Due to the ongoing threats to France by Islamist terrorist groups, and recent French military intervention against ISIS, the French government has warned the public to be extra vigilant and reinforced its own domestic and overseas security measures.”
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is advising against all travel to within 450km of the Mali and Niger borders, with the exception of Tindouf town and Tamanrasset city, as well as 100km of the Mauritanian border, and 100km of the Libya and Tunisia borders south of the town of Souk Ahras.
It is advising against all but essential travel to Tamanrasset city, In Amenas, Tindouf town and three provinces east of Algiers.
Travellers are being advised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office against all travel to Libya due to the ongoing fighting, threat of terrorist attacks and kidnap against foreigners, including from ISIS-affiliated extremists.
The threat of terrorism is said to be ‘high’. British nationals have already been urged to leave Libya. The British Embassy in Tripoli has temporary closed and is unable to provide consular assistance.
Travellers heading to Greece are being advised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office that banking services including credit card processing and the servicing of cash machines may become limited at short notice.
It comes after the government of Greece announced that banks will remain closed until July 13. Passengers are being urged to make sure they have sufficient euros in cash to cover the duration of their stay. There are no restrictions on taking unspent euros out of Greece at the end of your stay.