Is it Safe to Travel to Tunisia Now?

Is it Safe to Travel to Tunisia Now?

Monday, January 17th, 2011

With reports of over 50 people being killed this week, and violence spreading to tourist areas, is it still safe to travel to Tunisia?

Many countries advise against non-essential travel to Tunisia due to a deteriorating security situation in many parts of the country. Tourists are advised you to reconsider their need to travel to Tunisia because of the unpredictable security situation, the risk of civil unrest and the threat of kidnapping and terrorist attack.

On 14 January 2011, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali left the country following an internal coup. An interim President has been appointed. A State of Emergency and curfews are now in force. Until the State of Emergency is lifted, a gathering of more than two people is illegal in public places.
# Tunisian airspace has reopened but flights may be subject to ongoing disruptions and cancellations. Airports may close at short notice while the State of Emergency is in force and the situation remains volatile. Australians should check with their airlines or travel agents about scheduled flights and possible travel restrictions.

“Tomorrow we will announce the new government, which will open a new page in the history of Tunisia,” he said in a brief statement. Reuters reported three opposition leaders would take posts in the new coalition, but the current …
http://www.americablog.com/ — Mon, 17 Jan 2011 01:16:00 -0800
The US State Department and several governments in Europe have issued travel warnings. Airlines have also been advising customers with upcoming trips to Tunisia to check flight schedules, as services are being canceled. …
http://www.fly.co.uk/news/ — Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:12:29 -0800
According to the Foreign Office 3000 Britons have been flown to safety, but there are still estimated to be more than 1000 travellers and expats inside Tunisia. Companies which have said they are still waiting to evacuate customers …
http://www.erentals.co.uk/news/ — Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:00:41 -0800
No federal agency moved to evacuate any of the 200-plus Russian tourists stranded in Tunisia by rioting dubbed the Jasmine Revolution, but some managed to.
http://www.asiatelegraph.net/ — Sun, 16 Jan 2011 18:24:27 -0800
Following the increase in the number of riots and demonstrations in Tunisia, Thomas Cook UK have taken the decision to cancel charter flights to Monastir until Wednesday 19th. … Search Travel News …
http://www.flightline.co.uk/travelnews/ — Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:47:52 -0800
Sri Lanka travel advice … Following the increase in the number of riots and demonstrations in Tunisia, Thomas Cook UK have taken the decision to cancel charter flights to Monastir until Wednesday 19th. …
http://www.cheapholidays.com/travel-news/ — Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:47:49 -0800
Despite their efforts, several governments in Europe, the US and Russia have warned against travel to Tunisia due to the unrest. Tour operators have canceled tours, and airlines have been canceling flights, …
http://news.carrentals.co.uk/ — Sun, 16 Jan 2011 23:44:40 -0800
In light of recent developments, Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to Tunisia. British nationals are advised to leave Tunisia unless they have a pressing need to remain.
http://www.travelio.net/news.html — Sun, 16 Jan 2011 23:00:00 -0800
The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning suggesting that U.S. citizens forgo travel to Tunisia and consider leaving if already there. It authorized the departure of nonessential U.S. Embassy personnel and …
http://www.vidznet.com/ — Sun, 16 Jan 2011 22:27:35 -0800
The Foreign Office has advised against all non-essential travel to Tunisia, and flights from the UK to the African country have been cancelled. It urged any Britons in the country to register with its Locate system …
http://breakingnewsdir.com/ — Sun, 16 Jan 2011 22:03:08 -0800