While the Tunisian authorities have been asking the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office to relax travel advice that warns against visiting the country, Russia has issued an alert for its citizens. Earlier this week a note was issued, highlighting the increased terror threat to tourists, especially on the island of Djerba.

From the Latin American Herald Tribune

Russia Warns of Risk of Terrorist Attacks in Tunisia

The Russian Federal Agency for Tourism, or Rosturizm, warned on Thursday of the possibility of terrorist attacks committed against tourists during the peak vacation season in Tunisia.

The agency said in a note posted on its website that according to authorities and security forces, terrorist groups linked to Islamic State are preparing a series of attacks on tourists in Tunisia, particularly Russians, taking advantage of the increase in their arrivals during the peak season.

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