U.S. Department of State issues Travel Warning for Tunisia

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The U.S. Department of State updated its travel warning for Tunisia on October 19, 2012. After the U.S. Embassy and American Cooperative School in Tunis were attacked, the Department ordered the departure of all non-essential U.S. government personnel from the country.  According to the travel warning, the security situation in Tunisia is unpredictable, with “sporadic episodes of civil unrest…throughout the country.”

From the Department of State’s website: “U.S. citizens should avoid large crowds and demonstrations as even demonstrations that are intended to be peaceful can become violent and unpredictable. U.S. citizens should be alert and aware of their surroundings and maintain security awareness at all times, and should regularly monitor the local news media for current news and information. U.S. citizens remaining in Tunisia should make their own contingency emergency plans, enroll their presence in Tunisia through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), and provide their current contact information and next-of-kin or emergency contact information.”

For more information, visit the Department of State’s website.