London - British tourists in Tunisia have been advised to leave the country amid fears of a fresh terror attack following the atrocity in Sousse on 26 June.
The Foreign Office warned last month against all but essential travel following intelligence that a terrorist attack was “highly likely”. The new warning now places Tunisia in the same category as Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia.
Before the warning was issued, tour operators were already arranging extra flights to ensure holidaymakers can leave. The main tour operators - Thomas Cook, Cosmos and Jet2 - are sending aircraft to the North African nation to bring back the 3,000 British people who are there on package holidays.
In addition, Thomson - 30 of whose customers were killed on the beach in Sousse - is bringing home its staff.