The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has changed its level of advice for travel to Tunisia and no longer advises against all but essential travel to certain parts of the country.

ABTA has issued a statement in regards to this change noting that: “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.’”

Restrictions still remain in place for the south and interior and certain areas near the borders with Algeria and Libya. Full advice can be viewed at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia

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 Heathrow and Gatwick into Tunis.”

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