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Tunisian State of Emergency Extended For Further Month

The current Tunisian State of Emergency has been extended for a further month.

The state of emergency was declared following a suicide attack on a police bus in November 2015, and has been extended several times since.

The FCO’s advice continues to remain against all travel to some areas of Tunisia, and all but essential travel to the rest of the country, after the beach attack which killed 33 Britons, and 3 Irish nationals, in June 2015.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office warn travellers that there is a “heightened risk of terrorism against aviation.”

Although there are currently no holiday flights directly to Tunisia from the UK, Tunis Air still operates flights several days a week.

The FCO warn travellers: “Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Tunisia. Security forces remain on a high state of alert in Tunis and other places.

“You should be vigilant at all times, including around religious sites and festivals.

“Follow the advice of the Tunisian security authorities and your travel company, if you have one.”