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European destinations at ‘high’ risk of terrorism

Some of holiday-makers’ best loved destinations could be at increased risk of threat from terrorism.

sunny break1. But it seems this may no longer be the case as a “serious and direct threat to Discount Holidays © holiday resorts across Europe” from groups like ISIS, was reported by The Mirror.

The Foreign Office (FCO) says “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”.

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arrested2 by police in Majorca only yesterday. They say attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.

The Spanish authorities have apparently taken measures to protect visitors, but holiday-makers should be vigilant and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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police4 in Majorca just hours ago. The Moroccan-born man – who was detained by officers in Palma – is accused of promoting5 terror attacks in Europe.

The FCO also warns tourists to look out for street thieves and to not take “unnecessary risks”, particularly when “under the influence of drink or drugs”.

France

Risk level: High

Charlie Hebdo attacks last January.6

A staggering 130 people were killed when suicide bombers and gunmen carried out a series of horrific attacks in Paris last November. During the massacre, the attackers struck the capital’s Bataclan theatre, caf s and restaurants7, injuring a further 368 people. The nation remains at a “high” risk of terrorism.

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government9 has warned the public to be especially vigilant and has reinforced its security measures.”

It also warns travellers to be “vigilant in public places and follow the advice of local French authorities”.

Germany

Risk level: High

Germany is the latest European country to have its terrorism risk rating upgraded to “high” by the FCO. The German government has announced that increased security has been put in place as a precaution at public buildings, major events, transport hubs10 and large public gatherings. Around two million Brits visit the nation every year, with many heading to Berlin to visit historic sites and the iconic Brandenburg Gate.

The FCO said: “There’s no requirement to carry your passport with you, but the police11 are currently carrying out more frequent ID checks.

“If you’re asked to show your passport and you don’t have it with you, the police may escort you to wherever your passport is being kept so that you can show it to them.”

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Belgium

Risk level: High

Following the recent bombings at a Brussels airport13 and metro station, the Belgian threat level remains at Level 3 a serious and real threat. Police operations are ongoing and there have been a number of arrests relating to the recent terrorist attacks. The explosions, which were the deadliest act of terrorism in the country’s history, claimed the lives of 32 victims.

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domestic15 terrorism. The FCO said: “Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by foreigners.”

Dramatic footage inside Brussels Airport shows aftermath of explosions

It also added: “There are isolated cases of domestic terrorism.

Attacks carried out by the extreme left-wing and secessionist groups have generally been aimed at official Italian targets, mainly in the form of small bombs and incendiary devices.”

Italy

Risk level: General

Around three million Brits visit Italy every year and according to the FCO most visits are usually trouble-free. Despite the “general” level threat from terrorism, there are isolated cases of domestic terrorism. The FCO said: “Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by foreigners.”

It also added: “There are isolated cases of domestic terrorism.

Attacks carried out by the extreme left-wing and secessionist groups have generally been aimed at official Italian targets, mainly in the form of small bombs and incendiary devices.”

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Denmark

Risk level: General

Around 150,000 British tourists visit Denmark every year. Last February, two civilians were killed in two shootings in the sterbro and Krystalgade areas of Copenhagen. Five cops were also wounded in the shocking attacks, which are both thought to have been linked and “terrorist-related”.

The country is ranked as having a ‘general’ threat from terrosim.

“You should be vigilant at this time,” the FCO says on its website.

Greece

Risk level: General

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Portugal

Risk level: Underlying

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References

  1. ^ sunny break (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  2. ^ arrested (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  3. ^ This is North Devon’s worst roundabout, according to North Devon Journal readers (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  4. ^ police (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  5. ^ promoting (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  6. ^ Charlie Hebdo attacks last January. (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  7. ^ caf s and restaurants (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  8. ^ Stay safe on the roads this week.

    Here’s a list of mobile speed camera locations in the region. (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)

  9. ^ government (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  10. ^ transport hubs (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  11. ^ police (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  12. ^ Take a sneak peak inside Braunton’s George Inn. (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  13. ^ Following the recent bombings at a Brussels airport (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  14. ^ Two have been arrested in Barnstaple on suspicion of human trafficking and money laundering (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  15. ^ domestic (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  16. ^ A pensioner has advertised for a 20-an-hour nude cleaner (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  17. ^ Today is the Queen’s 90th birthday find out how it is being celebrated in North Devon and Torridge. (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  18. ^ Return to the Journal homepage (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  19. ^ read more local news (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  20. ^ latest business news headlines (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  21. ^ weather (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  22. ^ latest traffic and travel news (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  23. ^ sport (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  24. ^ entertainment (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)
  25. ^ crime (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk)

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