From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office –
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel to:
- the Chaambi Mountains National Park area (a designated military operations zone)
- the Tunisia-Algeria border crossing points at Ghardimaou, Hazoua and Sakiet Sidi Youssef
- the militarised zone south of, but not including, the towns of El Borma and Dhehiba
- within 5km of the Libya border area from north of Dhehiba up to but not including the Ras Ajdir border crossing
The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the rest of Tunisia.
There’s a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation. The UK government has implemented additional security measures in several countries, including Tunisia. Direct flights continue to depart to the UK from Tunisia. You should co-operate fully with security officials. For more information about how this may affect your flight, including if you’re transiting through Tunisia on the way to the UK, read this guidance page and contact your airline or travel company if you have further questions.
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.
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. See Terrorism
Since the terrorist attack in Sousse in June 2015 which targeted tourists, the UK government has been working closely with the Tunisian authorities to investigate the attack and the wider threat from terrorist groups in Tunisia. The Tunisian government has put in place additional security measures, but the intelligence and threat picture has developed considerably, including in neighbouring Libya.
The annual Jewish pilgrimage to the Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba is taking place from 12 to 15 May 2017. Expect a heightened security presence and be vigilant during this period.
from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: http://ift.tt/ZvKSO1
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