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Travel Warning: Tunisia

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Consular Affairs issued a Travel Warning for Tunisia on September 15.  It reads as follows:

Tunisia

September 15, 2012

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Tunisia at this time.  On September 14, 2012 the Department of State ordered the departure of all non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Tunisia, following the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.  The airport in Tunis is open and U.S. citizens are encouraged to depart by commercial air.

U.S. citizens remaining in Tunisia should use extreme caution and avoid demonstrations, 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.

The Embassy is located in the Les Berges du Lac suburb of Tunis.  The Embassy telephone number is 216 71 107 000 and the Embassy fax number is 216 71 963 263.  The Consular section can also be contacted by email at ConsularTunis@state.gov.

For information on “What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis,” please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Emergencies and Crises link.  Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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.

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Written by OSB

16/09/2012 at 10:55

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