Security precautions in Tunisia

For security reasons, the U.S. Embassy will be closed on September 11 in Tunis and will reopen on September 14.

Also in Tunis, due to intelligence information, Avenue Habib Bourguiba (a main thoroughfare) will be closed until Monday, September 14. Other roads may be closed without notice.

There is a national march scheduled for September 12 to protest an economic bill. The government has recently banned demonstrations due to threats against “sensitive sites,” and has stated that even a peaceful demonstration would be against the provisions of the state of emergency.

Advice For Travellers

To minimize safety risk, avoid all large gatherings or rallies if they occur. Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings. Have alternate plans for road travel.

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