Italy’s travel advisory was removed by the country’s interior minister after Italian authorities raised concerns about the risk of terrorists infiltrating its borders.
Italy’s Interior Minister Angelino Alfano tweeted on Tuesday that the country has issued an “urgent travel warning” for “the immediate areas of Europe” amid concerns about an influx of Islamic State militants.
Italy is among the countries to be on alert following the Paris attacks and a spate of attacks around the globe in recent months, which has seen a spike in violent attacks and bombings.
In a statement, Alfano said that the travel advisory “did not indicate the level of risk to Italy’s national security and security personnel.”
The statement did not specify the locations or dates of the areas of Italy that the warning was issued.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday that the Italian government would issue a “travel alert” for the country at 3 a.m.
Alfano has said he did not have a mandate to issue the warning, which was issued by Italy’s interior ministry.
The Italian government’s announcement came after an internal investigation found that the authorities did not provide sufficient information to inform authorities about the threat posed by Islamist terrorists in the country.
In April, Italy’s Interior Ministry said it would issue an alert for the regions of Italy, including Naples, Genoa, Rome, Bologna, Florence and Milan.
Italy has seen an influx in recent weeks of Muslim migrants who have taken advantage of the country, and the country now has around 1,300 Islamic State fighters.
The U.S. State Department says that between April 1 and August 1, 2016, the United States “recovered and captured a total of 885 Islamic State operatives, including over 600 foreign fighters, who were planning and executing attacks across Europe and North America.”