Tunisia has declared a state of emergency

Tunisia has declared a state of emergency following the attack in Sousse which killed 38 people. The emergency powers will be in place for 30 days and will give the security forces certain authority, including power to prohibit or restrict the movement or people or vehicles, prohibit strikes and protests, and the power to stop any person who is seen as hindering public authorities. Authorities may order the temporary closure of theatres, pubs and meeting places of all kinds.

Advice For Travellers

There is a risk of more attacks in Tunisia. Be vigilant about your personal safety and awareness of your surroundings. Follow the advice or direction of Tunisian security authorities. Breaches of the provisions of the state of emergency can bring penalties of imprisonment of six months to two years and/or a fine of from 60 to 2500 dinars.

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