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Tunisia Public Announcement

Issued by US Department of State

Apr 20, 2005

This Public Announcement is being issued to alert Americans to the potential for terrorist actions in Tunisia. This Public Announcement expires on July 19, 2005.

The United States Government has strong indications that individuals may be planning imminent terrorist actions in Tunisia. We have no further information on specific targets, timing, or method of attack, or capabilities of these individuals.

In the past, terrorists have not distinguished between official and civilian targets. As always, we take this information seriously. Terrorist attacks may occur on or around dates of religious significance, such as the Moulid holiday in the third week of April. U.S. Government facilities remain at a heightened state of alert. Americans in Tunisia are urged to remain vigilant with regard to their personal security and to exercise caution.

This Public Announcement supplements the Middle East and North Africa Public Announcement of March 14, 2005 and the Worldwide Public Announcement of March 8, 2005, both available at http://travel.state.gov.

Americans living or traveling in Tunisia are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy through the State Department's travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov. Americans without Internet access may register directly with the U.S. Embassy. The U.S. Embassy is located at Zone Nord Est des Berges du Lac Nord de Tunis, 2045 La Goulette Tunisie. The phone number is (216) 71 107 000 and the website is http://usembassy.state.gov/tunis/. Current information on travel and security in Tunisia may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or, from overseas, 1-202-501-4444. U.S. citizens should consult the Consular Information Sheet for Tunisia on the Department's Internet site at http://travel.state.gov.

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