Britons travelling to France and Germany have been told they may face a high threat from terror attacks, following a US warning for its citizens to be vigilant while in Europe.
Americans living in or visiting the continent have been told to take security precautions.
This advice is one step below the formal warning recommending no travel at all.
Following the US move, Britain upgraded its travel advice for Europe.
The Foreign Office said there was a “high threat” of attacks in countries including France and Germany, rather than the “general threat” previously identified.
It follows intelligence indicating al Qaeda terrorists are planning to launch simultaneous Mumbai-style attacks in the UK, France and Germany.
“Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests,” the US State Department said in its alert.
“US citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure.
Source: Sky News | Hazel Baker
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