UK lifts Tunisia travel ban | Tunisia News Gazette

UK lifts Tunisia travel ban

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Wednesday said it no longer advises “against travel to Tunisia, except for parts of the south and interior and certain areas near the borders with Algeria and Libya,” according to

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.

Flights from the UK to Tunisia were banned since this date and the FCO had advised British travelers to avoid Tunisia except for necessary trips.

Since 2015, the UK government has implemented additional security measures in several countries including Tunisia but direct flights continue to depart to the UK from Tunisia, the FCO pointed out Wednesday on its website.

The FCO recalled that a state of emergency is in effect in Tunisia since November 24, 2015. It has been extended a number of times, most recently on June, 14, 2017 by 4 months.

“The Tunisian government has improved protective security in major cities and tourist resorts. Security forces remain on a high state of alert in Tunis and other places, the UK government noted while recommending British tourists visiting Tunisia to remain vigilant at all times and to follow the advice of the Tunisian security authorities and travel companies.

Source: TAP news Agency

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