Israelis warned of riot security on UK visits

By Jennifer Lipman, August 11, 2011

Israel has issued a travel advisory to any citizens planning a trip to the UK.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office frequently issues guidance to travellers planning on going to Israel, but this week the tables turned.

As images of rioting and looting were transmitted on television screens around the world, the Israeli Foreign Ministry stopped short of issuing a serious travel warning.

But the MFA did warn tourists: "Be alert, avoid gatherings of groups of youths and areas of unrest, and obey police and other local authorities."

Last updated: 3:39pm, August 11 2011