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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tunis (Tunisia) Heightened Caution during Religious Holidays

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In light of the upcoming Easter holiday and recent terrorist attacks which targeted religious institutions in Egypt, U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to maintain a heightened state of alert, to avoid crowds and demonstrations, and understand that places of worship may be targets over the upcoming Easter holiday.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution when visiting public and religious venues, remain aware of local security developments, and report suspicious activity to the local police.  U.S. citizens are reminded that the
Travel Warning issued by the Department of State on September 29, 2016, for Tunisia remains in effect.  

For further information:

See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Tunisia.

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

Contact the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia located at North East Zone Berges du Lac, North of Tunis 2045 La Goulette, at +216 71 107 000, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +216 71 107 000.

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).

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