FCO Lifts Tunisia Travel Warnings
26 July 2017
FCO LIFTS WARNING AGAINST TRAVEL TO TUNISIA’S MAIN TOURISM DESTINATIONS
Today 26 July, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has lifted its advice against travel to the majority of the country including Tunisia’s main tourism areas of Tunis, Hammamet and Djerba. (See map below).
“We are delighted to receive this news still in time for last minute summer holiday bookings and the winter season” commented Mounira Ben Cherifa, Director of the Tunisian National Tourist Office in the UK. “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 London Heathrow and Gatwick into Tunis”.
Tunisia recorded 1,527,891 tourist arrivals, up 46.2% from January 1 to May 20, 2017, compared to the same period in 2016. Regarding the traditional markets of Tunisia, even though European tourists account for only 17% of total arrivals, their number increased by 31.1%. The French ranked first with 153,050 tourists, up 45.1%, followed by Germans (37,909 tourists) and Italians (28,807). The British also returned to Tunisia, with 8,943 arrivals reported.
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