Travel warning: What is the latest advice for Sweden?
Sweden travellers have been advised to be cautious as the terror threat level warning has been increased by the UK government.
As a popular holiday destination, with Stockholm and Gothenburg two popular cities to visit, many Britons head to the country during the festive period.
The Christmas markets attract travellers from all over the world.
However, what is the latest travel advice and is it safe to travel?
There’s a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals
According to the Gov.uk website: “Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Sweden.
“Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.
“There’s a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.”
Swedish police security Säpo currently place the threat level at three, on a scale of one to five, or “elevated”.
This has been in place since March 2016, where it was reduced from four on the scale.
Travel warning: The threat level has been raised over a year after the terrorist attack in Stockholm
According to TheLocal.se, the increase was made “based on updated information and advice on the threat from terrorism in Sweden, reflecting an increased threat”.
Säpo told Expressen they were “aware of the change” but did not comment on other warning systems.
There has not been a terrorist incident in the country this year, with the last attack taking place in 2017.
Last year, a man drove a truck into pedestrians in Stockholm, killing four people and injuring 14.
Britons heading abroad for a Christmas break should check the travel advice before travelling.
Travel warning: Britons heading abroad for Christmas should check the latest advice
In 2016, a terrorist attack at a Christmas market in Berlin left 12 people dead and 56 injured.
What should you do during a terrorist attack?
Counter-terrorist agents released a video on what to do if caught up in a terrorist attack.
Called Run, Hide, Tell, it advises travellers to seek shelter or protection straight away.
It also advises turning mobile devices onto silent and hiding somewhere out of harm’s way.
It is then best to call emergency services and wait until armed forced enter.