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The headquarters for the fight against terror updated travel advisories before the holidays

The headquarters for the fight against terror has published recommendations for the Israelis planning trips abroad during the autumn holidays. Warnings apply to 28 countries, including those which are very popular with Israeli tourists.

The report notes that these are not new warnings, and to clarify the list of countries based on rapid assessment of the situation.

Security experts point to the high motivation of terrorist groups, primarily the «Islamic state» in the implementation of successful attacks in middle Eastern countries: Turkey, Jordan and Egypt. In addition, the «Islamic state» is also interested in attacks on Western States in the antiterrorist coalition.

During a trip to the countries of Western Europe encouraged the Israelis to be vigilant in crowded places, which can become a target of terrorist attacks, such as: tourist attractions, stadiums, cultural, entertainment and shopping centers, hotels, airports, train stations and transport hubs. In emergency situations you are advised to strictly follow the recommendations of local law enforcement officials and security services.

Israelis are advised to avoid traveling to the Sinai Peninsula, the risk of staying on the «first level» (higher specific risk). While the rest of Egypt remains, «the third basic level of threat.»

There is a high level of threat to Israeli tourists in Turkey. The Staff emphasize that despite the efforts of local intelligence to prevent terrorist attacks, to Israeli citizens, there is a high level of danger throughout the country.

The Israelis should refrain from visiting Jordan. The headquarters for the fight against terror recalls that incident with the murder of a Jordanian guard the Israeli Embassy, caused a new round of tension between the two countries and rising anti-Israel sentiment. The Israeli Embassy in Amman still does not work.

It is also not advisable to visit the island of Mindanao, in the South of the Philippine archipelago, where there is a high level of terrorist threat.

The headquarters for the fight against terror, emphasizes that in accordance with the law to prevent infiltration is strictly forbidden to visit enemy States: Syria, Iraq (including Kurdistan), Iran, Lebanon, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Also the headquarters for the fight against terrorism warns against travel to countries bordering enemy States, and in regions where the fighting is (especially in Libya, Sudan, Somalia) in light of the threat of terrorist attacks-abductions.

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The headquarters for the fight against terror updated travel advisories before the holidays 11.09.2017

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