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Tunisia Goes Back on the UK Tourist Map

UK tour operators are looking at resuming holiday packages to Tunisia following a change in the travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office yesterday.

The FCO has changed its level of advice to Tunisia and no longer advises against all but essential travel to certain parts of the country.

This means that the main tourist areas such as Sousse, Hammamet, and Monastir, as well as the capital Tunis are free from restrictions, indeed what effectively was a UK travel ban.

However, restrictions remain in more remote areas in the south and interior and certain areas near the borders with Algeria and Libya.

“This change in level of travel advice means that travel to Tunisia can now resume and travel companies can put in place plans for holidays to Tunisia to restart, should they wish to do so.

“The FCO advice states that "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”. The full advice can be viewed at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia.

“ABTA and its Members rely on the informed expertise of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in relation to travel advice regarding specific destinations and will always advise the travelling public to follow this advice. Holidaymakers should always check this advice before booking or travelling to a destination.”

"We are delighted to receive this news still in time for last minute summer holiday bookings and the winter season," commented Mounira Ben Cherifa, Director of the Tunisian National Tourist Office in the UK. "We will be communicating with all of our tour operators to see how quickly we can get airlift reinstated, meanwhile Tunis Air are flying daily from London Heathrow and Gatwick into Tunis".

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