Advisory Type: Travel Advice for Tunisia
Information Source: Allmode
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have issued an update on travel advice to Tunisia.
Following the terrorist attack in Sousse which saw thirty eight tourists killed; including 30 British nationals; the FCO have been working closely with the Tunisian government to investigate the attack and the wider threat from terrorist groups in Tunisia, as well as ensuring that additional security measures have been put in place.
As a result, the FCO put together an intelligence and threat assessment which has concluded that the ‘threat picture has developed considerably’ and that a further terrorist attack is ‘highly likely’.
All British tourists are advised to leave Tunisia immediately, as the mitigation measures which have been put in place are not adequate protection for British tourists at this time.
As of the 4th July 2015, the Tunisian Government imposed a ‘State of Emergency’ and the FCO now advice against all travel to:
the Chaambi Mountain National Park area
the Tunisia-Algeria border crossing points at Ghardimaou, Hazoua and Sakiet Sidi Youssef
the militarized 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.
If you’re travelling independently, you should make your own arrangements to leave. Tour operators are putting on extra flights out of the country to evacuate all British tourists and British workers who are in Tunisia on non-essential matters should leave via commercial means.
For further advice on this issue please contact Allmode on the details listed below. The current ISPS Security Level 1 will continue to apply.
However, we would request that any ships calling at port facilities in Tunisia exercise increased vigilance and respond promptly to any Tunisian requirements to implement Security Level 2 or greater measures at their port facilities.