Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Tunis – October 11, 2023 – Demonstrations in Tunisia
Event: The press report that protests are planned on Thursday and Friday. The U.S. Embassy in Tunis reiterates the importance of maintaining a high level of vigilance and practicing good situational awareness near any protests and demonstrations. In an abundance of caution, the Embassy is closed to the public for routine services on Thursday, October 12, and Friday, October 13. You can reach us in the even of an emergency at firstname.lastname@example.org or +216 71 107 000, press 0.
U.S. citizens in Tunisia are encouraged to review the Department of State travel advisory for Tunisia, which recommends that U.S. citizens avoid demonstrations and crowds, monitor local media for breaking events, and be prepared to adjust travel plans.
While we are not aware of specific, credible threats against U.S. citizens in Tunisia at this time, travelers to and from Tunisia are urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and to make it easier to be located in an emergency.
Actions to take:
· Exercise vigilance in areas where protests have occurred.
· Monitor local media for updates
· Be aware of your surroundings
· Keep a low profile.
· Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
· Review your personal security plans.
· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
· Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
The U.S. Embassy is located in Berges du Lac, 1053 Tunis,
Tel: +216 71 107 000, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +216 71 107 000.
For American Citizens Services at the Department of State, call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or +1-202-501-4444 from other countries, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
Department of State – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444