British travellers to Morocco have been warned of a “high threat” of terrorism in the North African country.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office changed its terrorism threat level in amended travel advice for Morocco yesterday.
The revised travel advisory said: “Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.
“Protective security measures are in place at many Moroccan hotels and sites popular with tourists. Security measures, including security personnel, may be visible in certain areas.”
The FCO added: “The Moroccan authorities have warned of an increased threat linked to the growing number of Moroccans sympathetic or belonging to international terrorist organisations operating in Syria, Iraq and Libya, and regularly report the disruption of terrorist cells.
“There is considered to be 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.”
Seventeen people were killed and 25 injured in an explosion at a restaurant in Marrakech in April 2011.