Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security Guidance and Revised Country Information

The Embassy of the United States in Tunis alerts U.S. citizens traveling or residing in Tunisia of the heightened security threat during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period.  The Department of State notes that threats to U.S. citizens may temporarily increase during holidays and anniversaries of significant events.  Further, as described in various media reports, Tunisian security services have recently conducted raids resulting in the disruption of potential terrorist plots and the discovery of weapons caches and explosive devices.  U.S. citizens should exercise increased vigilance during this period when visiting public venues that are frequented by large numbers of foreigners, such as hotels, shopping centers, tourist sites and restaurants.  U.S. citizens are also reminded to exercise caution, vary times and routes while travelling, and avoid areas where large gatherings may occur.

We urge you to consult the updated “Safety and Security” section of the Country Information for Tunisia, dated December 10, 2015.

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