On September 14, the Department of State issued a travel warning for Tunisia, ordering the departure of all non-essential U.S. personnel. The warning was prompted after the attack of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.
Any U.S. citizens remaining on the country should exercise extreme caution and enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.
In crisis situations, the Department of State is limited in the assistance they can offer U.S. citizens in dangerous territories. For information on such limitations, visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Emergencies and Crises link.
From the Department of State website:
“For further information, U.S. citizens should consult the Department of State’s Country Specific Information for Tunisia. Stay up to date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which contains the current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts as well as the Worldwide Caution. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well. You can also download our free Smart Traveler App, available through iTunes and the Android market to have travel information at your fingertips.”