A state of emergency is in effect in Tunisia, imposed after a suicide attack on a police bus on voyage en Bretagne (Ae) PDF November 2015. It’s been extended a number of times, most recently on 5 November 2018 by one month. 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. The Tunisian government has improved protective security in major cities and tourist resorts.
But terrorists are still very likely to try to carry out attacks in Tunisia, including against UK and Western interests. 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. In more remote areas of the country, including tourist sites in southern Tunisia, security forces’ response times to an incident may vary.
There were widespread protests in January 2018 driven by economic tensions. Demonstrations often occur in Tunisia, though the majority are peaceful. However, some have affected key services, disrupted traffic or included violence. If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission. Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. Is there anything wrong with this page? UK Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
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