Tunisia and Egypt Protests – Travel Advice

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is advising travellers to Tunisia and Egypt to be cautious, following unrest in both regions and protests against the anti-Muslim Muhammad film released in the States.

The latest travel advisories which are updated regularly, can be seen at http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/middle-east-north-africa/tunisia and http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/middle-east-north-africa/egypt

British, Swiss, German and Dutch properties in the regions have also been targets, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has confirmed.

In the USA, the US State Department is now advising against all travel to Tunisia for US travellers but there are no travel restrictions or warnings in place for British travellers.

The FCO advises: “We strongly recommend that British nationals avoid all forms of demonstration. While many protests pass without incident there is the possibility of injury if you are caught up in a demonstration that does not remain peaceful".

“If you become aware of any nearby violence you should leave the area immediately and keep yourself informed of developments by checking the news, observing the instructions given by the security authorities and/or your tour operator and regularly check this advice.”

Britons in Cairo have been urged to exercise caution in the immediate vicinity of the US Embassy and avoid any demonstrations.

US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other US consulate staff members died in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi in Libya last week.

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