Tunisia travel advice

Tunisia is going through a tense political transition following the 2011 revolution. Demonstrations are likely to be held across the country to mark the 14 January anniversary which marked the start of the Arab spring.

There may be clashes between rival groups, or between protesters and the police.Protests are not normally aimed against foreigners, but international events can trigger anti-western demonstrations. A State of Emergency has been in place since January 2011.

There is a general threat from terrorism, including kidnapping. There has been a recent increase in terrorist activity in Tunisia, including an explosion on the beach next to the Riadh Palm Hotel in the tourist zone in Sousse on 30 October. The only reported casualty was the individual carrying explosives. On the same day 2 other individuals found with explosives at the Borguiba Mausoleum in Monastir were arrested.The possibility of further attacks, including in the coastal resorts and desert areas can’t be ruled out.

You should be vigilant, keep up to date with this travel advice, and follow the advice of the local authorities and your tour operator.