Monday, 29 June 2015

Advice For The People In Tunisia And How To Contact The Foreign Office.

After the terrorist attack that took place at Port El Kantaoui near Sousse on 26 June 1995, there have been so many scaremongering posts on social media, scaring people into cancelling holidays. This information hasn't been verified by any news outlets and it is getting people to cancel holidays to places like France, Greece, Spain etc. We all live in the UK and they could easily attack us as a country, They want us scared, that way they win! I took little Miss to London on Saturday and they could easily of chosen London pride to to attack then, but even though London was full of millions of people, there were no threats and I wasn't made to feel unsafe at any moment. Please don't believe everything that is written on social media, check the news websites for up to date advice and news.

But with the number of British victims rising to possibly 30, The Foreign office has asked you to follow the advice they offer here and if your in Tunisia at the moment, there is a reinforced British Embassy team is on the spot providing consular assistance to British nationals. Our thoughts as a family are with all the victims and their family at this sad time.

If you are still in the area, please keep in touch with, Family, tour operators and listen to the advice of the security teams over there. If your our there and you need to get word home that your safe, please use the following ways to get in touch.

You can call the Foreign office on +44 207 008 0000
completing a form online
texting Tunisia to +447860010026. You’ll then receive a reply, please respond with your details. Text messages should be restricted to 160 characters. Reliability and cost of sending a text varies from country to country and is dependent on the networks within those countries (but no cost is too high to let everyone know your safe.)

It is possible that there are going to be further attacks in Tunisia, So keep vigilant and keep safe!

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to:
The Chaambi Mountain National Park area
The Tunisia-Algeria border crossing points at Ghardimaou, Hazoua and Sakiet Sidi Youssef
The militarized zone south of, but not including, the towns of El Borma and Dhehiba
within 5km of the Libya border area from north of Dhehiba up to but not including the Ras Ajdir border crossing

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:
Areas south of, and including, the towns of Nefta, Douz, Médenine, Zarzis (including the Tunisia-Libya border crossing point at Ras Ajdir)
Within 30km of the border with Algeria south of, and including, the town of Jendouba (this area includes the archaeological sites of Bulla Regia and Chemtou)
The governorate of Kasserine, including the town of Sbeitla

If you travel to the interior of Tunisia, you should do so with a reputable tour guide.

RIP to all the victims from myself and my family, our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

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