A “credible” threat of some sort has gotten the governments of the United Kingdom and Australia to issue a travel ban to the Philippines.
“There is a high threat from terrorism throughout the Philippines. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. Such places could include, but are not limited to, airports, shopping malls, places of worship etc,” the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office said on its website.
The Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade Office echoed the warning. “We continue to receive credible reports indicating terrorists are planning attacks against a range of targets in a variety of locations, including places frequented by foreigners… such as large shopping malls and convention centres.”
(entry updated. title changed from ban to advisory. – @cocoy)