Since the country was impacted by several terror related incidents in June 2015; the Tunisian government declared a state of emergency which has been extended several times. In early October 2018. the government extended it by a month.
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.
We advise taking caution if you are thinking of traveling to Tunisia - and a number of government travel advisories have highlighted this.
But it's up to all of us to do our own research and weigh up any potential risks before traveling to any country.
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's 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.
Call the emergency assistance hotline for your travel insurance company should you need immediate attention.
For World Nomads customers, call the emergency assistance hotlines should you need help. Please have your name, location and phone number ready when you call (and policy number if available).
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