Saudi travel warning extended
August 15, 2003
AUSTRALIA has followed the United States and Britain in warning its citizens of new terrorist threats in Saudi Arabia, especially against civil aviation.
The latest travel advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said British Airways suspended flights to Saudi Arabia this week after intelligence on security threats to civil aviation.
DFAT has already advised Australians to defer non-essential travel to the kingdom, and advised travellers to exercise extreme caution.
Today it extended the list of danger hot-spots to include airports, hotels, shopping malls, foreign residential areas and resorts, as well as schools, restaurants and other public places.
The US also issued a new travel warning for Saudi Arabia this week, saying it had credible information about threats against US and Western interests, including civil aviation.