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Luxembourg urges vigilance

11.07.2015 From our online archive
The Luxembourg Foreign Ministry has urged tourists to Tunisia to be vigilant and to follow local security protocol without, however, recommending travellers to return home.

(CS) The Luxembourg Foreign Ministry has urged tourists to Tunisia to be vigilant and to follow local security protocol without, however, recommending travellers to return home.

The UK this week advised British tourists to leave Tunisia, around two weeks after a beach-side terrorist shooting near Sousse in which 38 people were killed, including 30 holidaygoers from Great Britain. The Foreign Office advised against all but essential travel to the country.

The Danish Foreign Ministry swiftly followed suit telling its citizens not to travel to the popular resort holiday destination, saying there is a high terror risk.

Luxembourg did not follow this decision. Instead, the Foreign Ministry urged travellers from Luxembourg for increased vigilance and to comply with instructions issued by Tunisian authorities. Tourists should also follow travel advice issued by their holiday operators.

The government did issue a reminder that on July 4 a state of emergency was declared in Tunisia.

More than 1,400 armed officers have since been deployed at beaches at hotels at tourism resorts.

Luxembourg holiday operator LuxairTours in the wake of the attack cancelled all flights to Enfidha, an airport close to its Sousse hotels. Service was expected to resume July 12, with the company so far having issued to statement to the contrary.

While 12 Luxembourg tourists at the time were staying at the Riu Imperial Marhaba hotel, near which the shooting took place, none of them were harmed.