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Is Tunisia safe to travel to?
Posted on 29/07/2013 , Modified on 20/07/2015

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is still advising against travel to the Chaambi Mountain National Park area, as Tunisian Security Forces are conducting a security operation

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is still advising against travel to the Chaambi Mountain National Park area, as Tunisian Security Forces are conducting a security operation in the Chaambi mountains, close to the Algerian border. However, there are no other travel restrictions in place for the moment, meaning that tourist zones are still trouble-free and safe for tourists.

The FCO is obviously urging visitors to avoid all protests while in Tunisia and to exercise extra vigilance by monitoring the media in case of violent outbreaks, which have not been completely ruled out as of yet.

A 31 per cent increase compared with the same period in 2012 in British tourists holidaying in Tunisia from January-June 2013 has been registered. "Brits are travelling in larger numbers than ever before to Tunisia. This year, we've worked hard to extend Tunisia's appeal by showcasing our 3,000 years of culture, outstanding natural landscape, prestigious golf courses, authentic agrotourism experiences and boutique hotels, so it's fantastic to see that our efforts have led to a record-breaking number of UK tourists visiting our shores," says Wahida Jaiet, UK & Ireland Director for the Tunisian National Tourist Office.