Several countries including the US, UK, Australia and France sent out travel advice to citizens on Friday, urging them to be extra alert during their Norway visit. The advice followed Thursday’s announcement by Norwegian authorities of a heightened terror threat level in the coming days.
Police have not given any specific advice for tourists, reported Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). “It is the same advice that applies to tourists as for the Norwegian population and others,” said Police Directorate senior adviser Kåre M Hansen. “These are listed on politi.no – in English as well.”
Nevertheless, governments and embassies updated their travel advice. Canada emphasized that travel to Norway was at citizens’ own risk, and they should exercise a high degree of vigilance. Britain asked travelers to be watchful due to the “underlying threat from terrorism,” while Australia said citizens should exercise common sense and look out for suspicious behaviour, as you would at home.
“Be extra careful in this period,” the US government advised its citizens in Norway. “Especially now, if you see something threatening, dangerous or disturbing, call police on 112.”
The French embassy informed citizens about the increased safety measures, and urged them to avoid public transport and public places wherever possible, and report suspicious incidents.
NRK reported it did not appear any country had warned travelers against visiting Norway.