In the wake of the suicide bombing in Tunis at the end of October, the Canadian Government has issued updated the travel advice for Tunisia, reminding visitors of the terror threat.
From the Canadian Government’s Travel Advice website –
There is a threat of terrorism. Terrorist attacks have occurred throughout Tunisia. Since 2015, tourist resorts and attractions, as well as Tunisian military and state institutions have been targeted, and further attacks cannot be ruled out.
Targets could include:
- government buildings, including schools
- places of worship
- airports and other transportation hubs and networks
- public areas such as tourist attractions, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shopping centres, markets, hotels and other sites frequented by foreigners
- sports events
- cultural festivals
Always be aware of your surroundings when in public places.
A number of suspected terrorists and arms traffickers have been captured in various regions of the country, including the capital, Tunis. This indicates that extremist elements are present and that instability in Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa continues to pose a general threat to the security of foreigners, religious sites, foreign institutions and tourist facilities in Tunisia. Security forces are on a high state of alert and carry out anti-terrorism operations across the country to prevent attacks.
A state of emergency remains in effect since 2015 following a deadly bus bombing targeting National Guard officers in downtown Tunis. The state of emergency was last extended in November 2018 until December 6, 2018. National and regional curfews, which are enforced by the police, may be imposed without advance warning.
Maintain a high level of vigilance at all times. Regularly review your security practices and remain alert to the changing situation.
from Country Advice and Advisories updated in the last 24 hours, which can be found at: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/tunisia
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