Italy has updated its official terror levels and security threat advice for Britons, in important new guidelines from the FCO. The Mediterranean country is a popular holiday spot for UK travellers, with around three million visiting every year. The FCO is eager to insist most of these reasons are “trouble free”. Yet in the height of summer holiday season, and days before UK residents enjoy a long Bank Holiday weekend prime for Italy city breaks, it has updated its safety and terror advice.
The FCO guidelines now state: “Terrorist attacks in Italy can’t be ruled out.”
They add this is “reflecting a reduced threat”, which is positive news for the country, tourists and wider political climate.
Previously, terrorist attacks in Italy were considered highly likely.
Express.co.uk recently reported on the terror threat status of a number of holiday destinations, based on FCO guidelines.
In the new updates for Italy, the FCO stated: “There are isolated cases of domestic terrorism.
Holidays 2019: The terror threat levels for Italy have been updated (Image: Getty)
“Attacks carried out by the extreme left-wing and secessionist groups have generally been aimed at official Italian targets, mainly in the form of small bombs and incendiary devices.
“The Italian authorities have made a number of arrests of individuals with links to Daesh and other extremist groups.”
In wider advice, it added: