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Tunisian State of Emergency Extended

Last update: 17th May, 2017

This afternoon, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office updated their travel advice, warning travellers that Tunisia’s state of emergency has been extended for a further 3 months.

The state of emergency, which has been in place since November 2015, has been extended until May 16th.

The FCO have advised: “A state of emergency is in effect in Tunisia, imposed after a suicide attack on a police bus on 24 November 2015. It has been extended a number of times, most recently on 16 February 2017 by three months.

“The threat from terrorism in Tunisia is high. Further attacks remain highly likely, including against foreigners.

“Security forces remain on a high state of alert in Tunis and other locations.

“You should be vigilant, avoid crowded places and follow the advice of the Tunisian security authorities and your travel company, if you have one.”

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