Tuesday 24 September, 2019

UK updates TT travel advice: Decreased terrorism threat

The United Kingdom has updated its travel advisory for Trinidad and Tobago based on its assessment of a decreased threat of terrorism in this country.

In a statement issued by the National Security Ministry on Thursday, Minister Stuart Young noted that the terrorist attack advisory for Trinidad and Tobago was downgraded from “very likely”.

In updating the travel advice to this country, the UK noted that most tourist visits have been trouble-free in the recent past. It attributed this positive development to sustained collaboration with this country’s government.

Young said the UK informed him that the downgrade was “a direct result of the hard work that Trinidad and Tobago has done in the area of countering terrorism, including, but not limited to the setting up of “Team Nightingale”.”

In November 2017, Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding on security cooperation with the United Kingdom which included strengthening bilateral efforts on countering terrorism in all its forms.

Commenting on behalf of the Government, Young said it welcomes the endorsement by the United Kingdom, and looks forward to a continued bilateral relationship towards the safety and security of citizens, residents and visitors.

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