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Somalia Travel Advice Change

FCO warns that it believes terrorists are in the final stage of planning attacks in Mogadishu.

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice on Somalia has been changed to reflect concerns about a terrorist attack in Mogadishu.

An FCO spokesperson says:

We have amended our Travel Advice for Somalia. Our advice makes clear that there continues to be a high threat from terrorism and that the FCO believes that terrorists are in the final stages of planning attacks in Mogadishu. We advise against all travel to all parts of Somalia. See the GOV.UK website for further details.

The safety of British Nationals abroad is a major concern for the FCO. We therefore attach great importance to providing information about personal safety and security overseas, including an assessment of the level of threat from terrorism, to enable people to make informed decisions about travel.

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Published 5 April 2013