AMERICAS Brazil / Colombia (Security threat levels – 3 /...
Spain (Security threat level – 3) : At approximately 1200 local time (1000 UTC) on 16 April 2019, police officers evacuated approximately 2,000 people from the Torre Espacio skyscraper in Madrid’s financial district due to a bomb threat. Officials stated that the bomb threat was issued against the Australian Embassy located inside of the building. Police officers cordoned off the building and diverted traffic while bomb disposal officers investigated the threat. At approximately 1430 local time, authorities lifted the evacuation notice after no bomb was found. The Australian Embassy released a statement saying that it will remain closed for the remainder of the day.
Lebanon (Security threat level – 4): On 16 April 2019, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) issued updated travel advice for Lebanon, which reads in part as follows:
Mozambique (Security threat level – 3): On 16 April 2019, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for Mozambique, which reads in part as follows:
Security threat levels range from 1 (Very Low) to 5 (Very High) and are determined using a comprehensive system that utilizes both qualitative and quantitative analysis. The primary factors used to determine a location’s security threat level are Armed Conflict, Crime, Demonstrations/Strikes, Ethnic/Sectarian Tensions, Graft/Corruption, Kidnapping, Political Instability, Government Restriction and Terrorism.