Citing concerns from the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Thomas Cook has confirmed it will cancel all departures to Tunisia until at least October.
There has been no change to the FCO advice with regards to travel to Tunisia since late last year, which remains against all but essential travel to the country.
In light of this, and given that we have no clear indication as to when the FCO travel advice may change, Thomas Cook can confirm that it has taken the decision to cancel all bookings to Tunisia up to and including October 31st, 2016.
A statement from the tour operator said: “We appreciate that this may be frustrating for our customers who have been looking forward to their holiday and we would like to assure them that we are doing our upmost to ensure they are still able to enjoy a Thomas Cook holiday.”
The company said it would offer customers who are due to travel before October a chance to cancel or amend their holiday to another destination free of charge.
At the same time, customers who wish to re-book an alternative summer 2016 holiday are being offered free amendments to an alternative Thomas Cook holiday of their choice, paying only any difference in price.
“Customers wishing to amend their holiday are encouraged to visit their local Thomas Cook or Co-operative Travel shop, where our experienced agents will be happy to assist,” added the statement.