Australia raises security level for travel to the UK due to the threat of terrorism


Australia has issued a security warning to travelers to the United Kingdom due to the threat of terrorism.

The UK warning level has changed from green to yellow, similar to the warning level for travelers to the US, Peru, France, Greece and Indonesia.

Green is a level 1 warning. In short, travelers need to take normal safety precautions, such as using common sense and being alert to suspicious behavior.

Yellow is a level 2 warning. This means that travelers need to pay a high degree of attention and pay close attention to their personal safety and current health.

“We have reviewed our advice to the United Kingdom. We encourage you to pay close attention to the threat of terrorism,” said the Australian Government. smartraveller website Updated on June 30th.

“International terrorists have launched attacks in the United Kingdom. It means that the threat level of terrorism by the British government is” substantive “and assessing the potential for attacks. “

“Islamic extremists, far-right ideology, and the status of Northern Ireland contribute to the threat.”

“Always beware of terrorism. Take the official warning seriously.”

Britain raises terrorist threat level after major attack

There is Five levels of terrorist threat In the UK, from low to high: “low” – there is little chance of an attack. “Medium” – Attacks are possible, but unlikely. “Substantial” -potential attack. “Critical” -high probability of attack. “Critical” —The attack is more likely to occur in the near future.

The threat level of terrorism in the United Kingdom was “serious” in November 2021 after the terrorist attack in Liverpool on November 14, 2021 and the deadly attack on MP David Ames on October 15, 2021. Was previously raised to.

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The flowers were left on October 22, 2021 outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, in memory of Sir David Amess. (Dominique Lipinsky / PA)

“Northern Ireland has previously experienced street violence and riots, including attacks on police by stones, fireworks and Molotov cocktails,” the website said.

“Violence occurred primarily in western and southern Belfast, Londonderry, and some Loyalist areas in County Antrim.”

Australian authorities have warned travelers to avoid areas where protests are taking place due to potential chaos and violence, always pay attention to the threat of terrorism, and take official warnings seriously.

The Smartraveller website currently divides security advice from 177 countries into four levels.

These levels include “Pay normal safety attention” (green, level 1), “Pay high attention” (yellow, level 2), and “Rethink the need for travel” (orange, level 1). 3), and “Don’t travel” are included. (Red, level 4).

Epoch Times Australia Staff