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UAE warns Emiratis to avoid UK travel

Ministry urges UK-based nationals to be cautious, avoid public places

UAE warns Emiratis to avoid UK travel
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The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has warned citizens about travelling to the United Kingdom, following recent terrorist attacks.

The advisory comes after three masked attackers plunged a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, killing seven people and injuring over 30.

“The warning has been issued due to the UAE’s concern about the safety of its citizens abroad, and is based on its assessment of risks and threats,” state news agency WAM quoted Ahmed Al Ham Al Dhaheri, the ministry’s assistant under-secretary for consular affairs, as saying.

He called upon UAE citizens in the UK to be cautious and avoid public areas.