26 Jul

ABTA statement on the change to the FCO travel advice for Tunisia

Here is ABTA’s statement on the change to the FCO travel advice for Tunisia:

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has changed its level of advice to Tunisia and no longer advises against all but essential travel to certain parts of Tunisia. Restrictions remain in place for 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: https://www.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.