State of emergency in Tunisia extended by two months

State of emergency in Tunisia extended by two months

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Tunisia’s tourism industry has suffered a further blow with a state of emergency in the country extended by a further two months until February 21.

The disclosure came from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office which warned that further terrorist attacks “remain highly likely,” including against foreigners.

The FCO added: “Security forces remain on a high state of alert in Tunis and other locations. The state of emergency has been extended until 21 February 2016. You should be vigilant and avoid crowded places.”

The FCO continues to advise against all but essential travel to the North African country following the terrorist massacre of 38 people, including 30 British holidaymakers, in the resort of Sousse in June last year.

The state of emergency was imposed in November following a suicide attack on a police bus and indicated before Christmas that it would be extended.


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