Amid fears of another terror attack, thousands of UK holidaymakers and staff are being evacuated from Tunisia after the Government urged them to leave immediately.
The Foreign Office has warned against all but essential travel there following intelligence that a terrorist attack is “highly likely” after last month’s beach shootings.
Extra flights are being put on to bring tourists home and two holiday companies, Thomson and First Choice, are returning their staff to the UK reports Sky News.
An estimated 3,000 Britons are currently on holiday in Tunisia and about 300 others are travelling independently.
Holidaymakers should contact their tour operators while independent travellers should make their own arrangements to leave as commercial airlines are operating, said the Foreign Office.
Thirty-eight tourists, including 30 Britons, were killed when gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on a beach and hotel resort in Port El Kantaoui, near Sousse on 26 June.