Extra checks on British arrivals
22 July 2005, THE HAGUE – The Netherlands tightened border security for passengers coming from the United Kingdom immediately after Thursday’s public transport explosions in London.
22 July 2005
THE HAGUE – The Netherlands tightened border security for passengers coming from the United Kingdom immediately after Thursday’s public transport explosions in London.
Arrivals from Britain now face more checks at air- and seaports.
No further extra security measures have been put in place, though awareness remains heightened, a spokesperson for the Nationaal Coördinator Terreurbestrijding (NCTb) said on Thursday.
The tightened border security is intended to make it possible to intercept or later catch fugitives. Two weeks ago, after the first series of attacks, the response was the same.
In other respects, too, the NCTb says the situation resembles that of two weeks ago. There is no reason to assume that a threat to the Netherlands follows from the events in London, thus no extra security measures are needed. Security around British objects was and remains heightened.
The terrorist threat level in the Netherlands has been substantial for more than a year, meaning there is a general threat of attack but there is no specific information on who, what, where or when.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news