Officials from Tunisia have urged the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office to relax travel advice warning against all but essential travel to the destination. The move comes following a near total cessation of travel following the deaths of 30 British holidaymakers in the Mediterranean town of Sousse during a terror attack last year. The FCO currently advises against all travel to the Chaambi Mountain National Park area, the Tunisia-Algeria border crossing points at Ghardimaou, Hazoua and Sakiet Sidi Youssef, and the militarized zone south of, but not including, the towns of El Borma and Dhehiba.
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.
The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has changed its level of advice to Tunisia and now advises against all but essential travel to the country. The decision comes as a result of the ongoing investigation into the events that took place in Tunisia on June 26th, with a further attack believed to be “highly likely”.
Tunisian security forces have arrested 12 suspects following a terrorist attack in the resort town of Sousse on Friday. Officials said they were still hunting for two people, both of whom are suspected of having trained in Libya with the gunman who killed 38 people.
More than 30 British tourists are now believed to have been killed during a terrorist attack in Tunisia on Friday. A total of 38 people were killed on a beach near Hotel Imperial Marhaba in the resort of Sousse by a gunman with links to Islamic State extremists.
The ‘majority’ of the 38 people killed in an attack on the Hotel Imperial Marhaba in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse were British, the country’s prime minister Habib Essid has revealed.
A total of 27 people are believed to have been killed in an attack on the Hotel Imperial Marhaba in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse. According to the Tunisian interior ministry, at least one gunman has been shot dead and another is being pursued in an “ongoing” operation.
In the wake of the terror attack at the Bordo National Museum, in Tunis, MSC Cruises has decided to suspend all remaining Tunisian calls in the 2015 summer programme in the interests of guest and crew member safety. Itineraries affected by the change will impact four of MSC Cruises’ ships.
At least 18 tourists are now believed to have been killed following an attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, capital of Tunisia. Both gunmen were also killed in the incident, along with three Tunisians, with a policeman among them.
The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has warned visitors to Tunisia to exercise caution ahead of government elections in the country. The FCO warned Tunisia remains in a period of political transition following the 2011 revolution, with danger heightened during the build up to the second round of voting in the presidential election.
This month sees the launch of the first European advertising campaign from the Tunisian National Tourist Office. Designed to encourage visitors from across Europe to rediscover the destination, which is just a two to three hour flight from most UK airports, the campaign highlights the depth of Tunisia’s tourism offering and is scheduled to run across a range of broadcast, outdoor, print and online outlets until the autumn.