Belgium partly lifts travel restrictions for Tunisia

Belgium has decided to partly lift travel restrictions for Tunisia.

“Belgians can travel to Tunisia on the Mahdia-Monastir-Sousse-Hammamet-Nabeul-Tunis-Bizerte coastal route, but caution is recommended,” according to the latest travel advice posted Thursday on the website of the Belgian Foreign Ministry.

Non-essential trips are not recommended in the rest of the Tunisian territory, while trips are formally discouraged in the border zones with Algeria west of the Tabarka – Jendouba – Kef – Kasserine – Gafsa – Tozeur axis, and in border areas with Libya south of the Tozeur-Kebili – Matmata – Medenine – Zarzis axis, the embassy warns.

“The traveler should choose wisely a place of stay which has taken the necessary measures to secure its customers. Nocturnal trips outside hotel establishments in crowded places should be avoided, as should night travel outside main roads, according to the same source.

While recommending the utmost vigilance, the Belgian authorities warn against the likelihood that other terrorist-related security events will occur.

According to them, “the risks linked to the activities of terrorist jihadist networks persist, notably in view of the return to Tunisia of former fighters of ¬†Daech”.


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