The attack in Tunisia killed 38 tourists, including 30 Britons / PA

Another terrorist attack in the country has been deemed 'highly likely' by the Foreign Office

The Foreign Office has announced that Tunisia is considered too dangerous for British holidaymakers, warning that another terrorist attack in the country is "highly likely".

Emergency aircraft have been sent to collect tourists currently in the north African country.

30 Britons were killed in an attack in the popular resort of Sousse on 26 June by Seifeddine Rezgui, 23.

On 4 July the Tunisian government announced it was reinstating the state of emergency previously lifted in 2014.

Between 2,500 and 3,000 British package holidaymakers are believed to be in Tunisia, as well as about 300 independent travellers.

Q: I’m currently in Tunisia, should I remain in the country?

Holidaymakers with a tour operator have been advised to contact them to confirm their arrangements for getting home.

If you are travelling independently, you should read the Foreign Office advice and consider whether your stay in Tunisia is essential.

If you remain in the country your travel insurance will likely be invalidated, unless you can prove you have made a concerted effort to leave the country.

Q: What is the Foreign Office advice regarding specific areas of Tunisia?

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to:

-the Chaambi Mountain National Park area

-the Tunisia-Algeria border crossing points at Ghardimaou, Hazoua and Sakiet Sidi Youssef

-the militarized zone south of, but not including, the towns of El Borma and Dhehiba

-within 5km of the Libya border area from north of Dhehiba up to but not including the Ras Ajdir border crossing


The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the rest of Tunisia.

Q: Can I still be refunded for my holiday?

The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) has said people due to travel to Tunisia should contact the company they had booked through.

Abta said: "Those people with bookings beyond the summer are advised to wait until closer to the departure date to contact their travel company as the situation is fluid."

Full refunds are available with some tour operators, and some are offering exchanges.

Most insurance policies will still provide cover for travellers in a country at the time of Foreign Office advice change.

Q: Is travel to Tunisia still possible with commercial airlines?

Thomson and First Choice have cancelled all of their outbound flights to Tunisia for the summer season which is up to 31 October.

Some flight operators are still offering flights, however, all those considering travel should see Foreign Office guidelines.