FCO Travel Advice for - Tunisia

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  • Most visits to Tunisia are trouble-free, but you should be aware of the changeable political and security situation. There is a possibility of strikes and protests, some of which could turn violent. Protests are not normally aimed against foreigners, but international events can trigger anti-western demonstrations. See Political situation.

  • The assassination of a political leader of one of the opposition parties on 6 February caused large, violent public protests throughout the country and led to the resignation of Prime Minister Jebali. New Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh and his government received a vote of confidence from the National Constituent Assembly on 13 March.

  • There is a general threat from terrorism. There is a threat of retaliatory attacks following the French intervention in Mali. See Terrorism.

  • In the coastal holiday resorts, the dress code is much like any European city or tourist area. In other parts of the country you should dress more modestly. See Local Laws and Customs.

  • 218,347 British nationals visited Tunisia from 1 January - 30 November 2011. Most visits are trouble free. See Consular assistance statistics.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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