The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has issued a warning to travellers considering visiting the Middle East.
Following the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani by United States forces, security in the region has seen a sharp deterioration.
The situation “could worsen with little warning” amid growing tensions between Iran and the west, the Foreign Office said.
The organisation is currently advising against all travel to Iraq, except essential travel to the Kurdistan region of the country.
Brits are also advised against all but essential travel to Iran.
Any Britons in either Iran or Iraq are urged to “consider carefully” their need to remain.
“If your continued presence is not essential, you should consider leaving,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.
Travel advice to Turkey, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia has also been amended to warn about increased risks.
“The incident has led to increased tensions in the region,” said the Foreign Office.
“There is a possibility of an increased threat against western interests and the security situation could worsen with little warning.”
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