The popular Tunisian city of Sousse was rocked on the weekend of June 26, 2015 when a lone gunman - believed to be a member of ISIS - opened fire on a seaside resort, killing at least 38 people and wounding 39 others. Authorities and emergency services scrambled to help the wounded, in what is now believed to be the worst terror attack in the nation's history.
Outside Tunisia, at least two other terror attacks were perpetrated on the same day.
The first - involving a lone suspect who beheaded his boss - led to a large scale chemical explosion in a Lyon, France factory.
The second, involving a suspected bomb blast at the Shiite-affiliated Al-Sadiq mosque in Kuwait's capital, left at least 27 dead and more than 200 injured.
The problem with terror attacks - aside from the horrific carnage they afflict on innocent people - is that they are almost impossible to detect when they will occur.
ISIS attacks are defined by their randomness and absurdity in which they are executed. And in most instances, for people affected by these attacks, it's a simple case of "wrong place at the wrong time".
However, we would probably advise extreme caution if you are thinking of travelling to Tunisia - and a number of national Foreign Offices would agree with us.
But it's up to all of us to do our own research and weigh up any potential risks.
Good question, and as always with travel insurance the answer is “depends”. It depends on the policy you have, the level of cover you've taken out, what happens, what official warnings are issued and what the consequences are for you.
Although some rough guidelines:
Make yourself aware of a few tips on what to do if you're unfortunate enough to be caught up in a terror attack.
If you are injured or become ill please seek medical aid and contact your 24-hour Medical Assistance Service (numbers below).
Be aware that any functioning hospitals and clinics will be busy caring for large numbers of people who have been injured in the incident.
It is important to remember that the situation you are in can be extremely stressful.
Call home and your country's Consulate or Embassy to let them know where you are, if you are alright and if you need any assistance.
Keeping an item of comfort nearby, such as a family photo, favourite music, or religious material, can often offer comfort in such situations.
Call the emergency assistance hotlines should you need immediate attention (phone numbers below for WorldNomad's policy holders).
Call the emergency assistance hotlines should you need immediate attention. Please have your name, location and phone number ready when you call (and policy number if available).
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