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FCO Lifts Warning Against Travel to Tunisia

15/08/2017 by .
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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has reconsidered its advice against travel to Tunisia’s main tourism attractions and the majority of other areas of the country. (Please refer to the map above)

Mounira Ben Cherifa, Director of the Tunisian National Tourist Office in the UK commented “We are delighted to receive this news still in time for last minute summer holiday bookings and the winter season”

“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”.

Tunisia recorded 2,833,781 tourist arrivals, up 29.4% from January 1 to July 10, 2017, compared to the same period in 2016. Regarding the traditional markets of Tunisia, even though European tourists account for only 17% of total arrivals, their number increased by 22.7%. The French ranked first with 228,094 tourists, up 43.1%, followed by Germans (67,912 tourists) and Italians (40,113). British visitors have also returned to Tunisia, with a reported 11,955 arrivals.

Tunisia is less than 3 hours flying from the UK with daily flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports to Tunis.  It is a year-round destination with 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, beautiful landscapes and beaches and the Sahara on the doorstep

For further information about Tunisia, visit

For specific advice about travel in Tunisia from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office please click here.


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