Tunisia state of emergency for travelers

Foreign Offices still advises against travel to much of southern and western Tunisia, especially where the country borders Libya.

It advises against all travel to:

    The Chaambi Mountains National Park and the designated military operations zones of Mount Salloum, Mount Sammamma and Mount Mghila
    The militarised zone south of the towns of El Borma and Dhehiba
    Within 20km of the rest of the Libya border area north of Dhehiba
    The town of Ben Guerdane and immediate surrounding area

    Areas south of, and including, the towns of Nefta, Douz, Médenine, Zarzis
    Within 30km of the border with Algeria south of, and including, the town of Jendouba (this area includes the archaeological sites of Bulla Regia and Chemtou)
    The governorate of Kasserine, including the town of Sbeitla

It warns that there is a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation, which is why additional security measures have been put in place restricting electronic devices on board.

A state of emergency remains in place in the country, imposed in 2015 and since extended a number of times. It was most recently extended last week.

 

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