Tunisia had over 400,000 visits from Brits last year, so the recent terrorist attack at the Bardo museum in the country’s capital city of Tunis on March 18 is likely to have concerned you if you’re travelling there soon.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are currently advising against travel to a number of areas in the country, including the Chammbi Mountain National Park area. However, there are no restrictions on travelling to popular tourist destinations such as Sousse, Hammamet and Djerba.
There is currently no advice against travel to Tunis either, but we would recommend that you check the FCO website prior to leaving. Up to date travel information and advice can be found here.
If you’re travelling to Tunisia, your Columbus insurance policy will cover you as long as you are not heading into regions that the FCO are advising against travelling to. Cover is provided for medical expenses required following a wide range of incidents, including a terrorist attack.
If you have a holiday booked and the FCO had recommend against travelling to Tunisia or the region you were due to visit, then your travel agent or tour operator should offer you alternative arrangements or a full refund.
We understand that incidents like this can deter some people from travelling to that country, even if they are already booked to go. If you do choose to cancel the trip because of concerns about travelling, this is not something that we or others would normally cover.