Rabat - The United Kingdom Foreign Office has encouraged British holiday makers to visit Morocco after it advised them to leave Tunisia in the wake of the beach attack that hit Sousse last month
Rabat – The United Kingdom Foreign Office has encouraged British holiday makers to visit Morocco after it advised them to leave Tunisia in the wake of the beach attack that hit Sousse last month
Thousands of British tourists have returned home from Tunisia in response to the warning issued on Thursday by the United Kingdom Foreign office that a further terrorist attack in Tunisia is highly likely.
The beach attack in Tunisia which killed 38 people, including 30 Britons, pushed the required the Foreign Office to update its travel advice to British tourists and workers.
The Foreign Office advised against all but essential travel to Tunisia. Instead, it encouraged Britons to visit other destinations in the Mediterranean, including Morocco, according to the Mirror.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office say that there is a “general threat” of terrorism in Morocco, but it is overall trouble-free.
“Moroccan authorities have raised their National State of Vigilance and deployed additional security forces in major population centers,”it explained to the 500,000 British nationals who visit Morocco every year.
The other Mediterranean destinations that the Foreign Office sees as “safe”includes Turkey, France, Greece, Spain, Egypt and Algeria.
However, the Foreign Office warned Britons visiting Algeria to be vigilant and “exercise caution.”
It is advising against all travel to Algeria’s borders with Mauritania, and 100km of border between Libya and Tunisia in a town south of Souk Ahras. It is also advising against travel to Tindouf and Tamanrasset city, in Tunisia.
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