By MB Online
The Australian government has advised its citizens not to travel to central and western Mindanao, including Zambonga Peninsula, the Sulu Archipelago and southern Sulu Sea area.
“We advise against all travel here due to the very high risk. If you do travel, you should typically seek professional security advice,” reads the travel advisory posted in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
“Be aware that regular travel insurance policies will be void and that the Australian Government is unlikely to be able to provide consular assistance,” it added.
Australians were also urged to reconsider their travel to Eastern Mindanao.
“Think seriously about whether you need to travel here due to the high level of risk,” the government disclosed.
Overall, Australian citizens were advised to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling or staying in the Philippines.
Earlier, the US Embassy Sunday also released a travel advisory, recommending its nationals to avoid going to Central Visayas, especially in Cebu and Bohol, amidst a possible terrorist threat.