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I hadn't heard about all of this. I hope it calms down soon for everyone's sake. As for us, I guess if it is bad when we are there, we will stay on the ship.Thank you for the link. Our cruise is scheduled for a stop in Tunisia in May, so we will be watching this carefully. Hoping peace returns to the area soon and the government resolves the issues they are demonstrating about. With an economy heavily dependent on tourism, this unrest only accelerates the problem.
Here is a link I found to the US Dept of State website http://tunisia.usembassy.gov/service...y-12-2011.html
The unrest in Tunisia is being covered widely on UK TV news as British holidaymakers are being evacuated. To be fair, most are saying that the tourist areas are not being affected and that there is tremendous goodwill on the part of ordinary Tunisians towards tourists - it is the government that is under attack after all. However those tourists that are there are being kept in their hotels.That is all true but the Presidential house is located in Carthage so I am assuming that area around the Baths (the best part of Carthage IMHO) is a bit dicey right now.
In addition to the US government advice, the UK government advice can be viewed online here: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-...africa/tunisia
Clearly any ship sailing the Med at the moment is likely not to be stopping in Tunisia, but it is a beautiful country so hopefully sailings will be up and running over the summer when it's most popular as a stopover. However who knows? It's going to take a while to settle and to know which way things will go. As cruisemom42 says, ports are pulled from time to time and this is one that's going to be a point of uncertainty for a while.