THE British Embassy in Madrid has dismissed claims of an increased terror threat level in Spain.
The reassurance follows reports on a change in threat level which stemmed from the announcement of ‘Operacion Verano’ in a press release from the Ministerio del Interior last week.
The release stated that 40,000 troops will be sent to popular tourist locations in an effort to quell potential terrorist attempts and ‘take full action to obtain information in order to prevent terrorist acts’.
There were no specific terrorist plots mentioned in the release and the interior ministry later made the point that the same number of troops were deployed for the same reasons last summer.
The terrorist threat level has remained at four (out of five) since the terror attacks in Barcelona in August 2017.
In the wake of the ‘scare’ an Embassy spokesperson said: “There’s been some media reporting about a reported increase in Spain’s terror threat level. We can confirm that there has been no change to FCO travel advice for Spain. For our latest travel advice, including on security, visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain”.