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Friday 18 August 2017

Travellers to UK advised to be 'vigilant'

The Department of Foreign Affairs has revised its travel advice for Irish persons travelling to the UK. Stock picture
The Department of Foreign Affairs has revised its travel advice for Irish persons travelling to the UK. Stock picture
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said the current terrorist threat level for Britain is classified as "severe", meaning the chances of a future attack remain highly likely.

In its online advice to Irish people travelling to Britain, it says: "Following the attacks in London on June 3, and that at the Manchester Arena on May 22, we recommend you remain vigilant, monitor media reporting and follow the advice of local authorities.

"There is still a global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by tourists and expatriates. Additional security measures are in place at airports, throughout transportation networks and at high profile venues in Great Britain. Travellers may experience delays," the advice message added.

The department also said that it had no reports of Irish citizens being injured in the attack.

Irish Independent

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