Minimise your risk from terrorism
You’re responsible for your own personal safety.
In many countries, the threat from terrorism is higher than it is in the UK. You should
always be aware of your surroundings, and report any concerns to the local security authorities.
International terrorism remains a serious threat for living or travelling overseas. Attacks can occur anywhere in the world, usually with little or no warning. Terrorist
attacks abroad will continue to target western interests, including British tourists, travellers and expatriates.
Increasingly terrorists look for targets that aren’t well-protected places, and where westerners can be found. These include places like bars, restaurants, shops, places
of worship, tourist sites and transport networks. Significant dates, anniversaries, public holidays, religious festivals and political events have been targeted. Terrorists have also conducted
attacks in response to international political or social developments, for example the release of films and cartoons that are considered to be offensive. Terrorist groups continue to use social media
to inspire or direct so-called ‘lone wolf’ attacks which are difficult to predict and disrupt, and could take place in almost any country.