Tuesday 28 February 2017

Terror threat level unaffected by attacks

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan
Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan

Ireland's international terror threat level has been unaffected by the events in France and Tunisia, security sources said.

Gardaí use three levels to grade the threat level: low, medium and high. The current level is considered to be low.

The grading is based on a series of factors, including information supplied by police.

Meanwhile, Irish holidaymakers were last night warned to exercise caution if they plan to travel to Tunisia.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) did not put a blanket ban on travellers visiting the country, but advised against all travel to the Chaambi Mountain National Park area of the country. Here are the other countries, in order of most recent update, in North Africa and the Middle East which the DFA has issued cautions about:

  • Saudi Arabia - Caution advised - June 15
  • Egypt - No non-essential travel - June 15
  • Libya - Do not travel - May 30
  • Iran - Caution - May 20
  • Yemen - Do not travel - March 23
  • Morocco - Caution - March 16
  • Bahrain - Caution - January 30
  • Iraq - No Travel- January 30
  • Kuwait - Caution - January 30
  • Oman - Caution - January 30
  • Qatar - Caution- January 30

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