From Australian government Smart Traveler website:
Latest advice, 2 March 2017
“Information indicates that terrorists are in the advanced stages of planning attacks in locations in Tunisia likely to be frequented by tourists. Exercise particular caution at this time. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Tunisia because of the high threat of terrorist attack. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.”
Tunisian tourism represents 7 percent of GDP and employs 400,000 people.
Tunisia faces a mix of Good & Bad News…
Some 231,336 tourist entries were recorded in January 2017, up 10.5% compared to the same month in 2016, as the early signs of a recovery in the number of European tourists to Tunisia, in particular French and Britons emerge, according to the latest statistics of the Tunisian National Tourist Office (ONTT).
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Mohamed Meddeb is a former brigadier-general in the Tunisian army who retired from the service in 2012. Meddeb believes the renewal of the state of emergency is justified.
“I believe the country’s security situation has achieved some improvements. However, we’re still far away from a normal situation,” he tells The New Arab. “It requires decades to definitely have a real stabilized situation.”
Having said that, “to say that the security situation has improved – that’s relative, though”.
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