If you’re planning to travel to Europe in the coming days and weeks, you’ve probably heard about recent attacks in France and Belgium. Some European countries have a significant presence of recently converted Salafists, so it’s advisable to postpone or adjust your travel plans to Europe for the time being.
The countries primarily to avoid are ranked by risk level as follows:
- High risk, marked in red
- Moderate risk, marked in orange
Given the ongoing Israel/Hamas conflict, it’s indeed possible that more or less significant attacks could occur in public places such as stadiums, airports, places of worship, theaters, museums, and so on. Despite the maximum alert being announced in France, the spontaneity and elusive nature of potential attackers make security not fully operational, and the risk of attacks is very real.
If possible, it’s advisable to postpone your travels to Europe to a more favorable period or consider redirecting your destinations to less risky countries, such as Italy or Finland. Additionally, seek updated information from the American embassies in the countries you plan to visit, as they always provide valuable advice and regularly updated information.