Tunisia flights holiday safe

Tunisia: Is it now safe to travel to Tunisia since the terror attack?
Tunisia was once a popular destination for British travellers to go on holiday.

However, following the 2015 Sousse terror attack which killed 38 people, 30 of which were British citizens after a gunman stormed the resort, holiday companies ceased flights and packages to the destination in light of safety fears.

Thomas Cook has since announced that the company will be resuming their flights to the country, nearly three years after the attack.

Is the destination now safe for travel? Government update and advice for British holidaymakers looking to visit the region.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirm that a state of emergency is currently in place

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirm that a state of emergency is currently in place in the country since a suicide attack on a police bus off occurred in November 2015.

This has been extended multiple times, most recently in November 2017 for three months.

There are also risks from recent political protests in the area in the past month, with new warnings issued on 11 January.

The FCO advise 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; and the town of Ben Guerdane and immediate surrounding area.