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Thomas Cook Starting Tunisia Flights After 2015

16 February 2018, 04:13 | Tara Lloyd

Thomas Cook resumes service to Tunisia

Thomas Cook Starting Tunisia Flights

About 200 passengers were on the flight, which left around 6am this morning.

The tour operator is resuming package holidays to the country after the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) relaxed travel advice. The flights were blocked in the year 2015 attack where 30 britons were killed.

The visitors brought in by travel company Thomas Cook were greeted at the airport in Sousse, the site of the deadly assault, by a folk band and Tunisians handing out bouquets of jasmine.

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Tourists were greeted with flowers, music and dancing after arriving in Tunisia on the first United Kingdom package holiday since the Sousse massacre in 2015.

Having "carefully reviewed conditions" in the country - including the threat from terrorism and improvements in the Tunisian security forces - the Government changed its travel advice in August a year ago.

As soon as the FCO decision was made public, travel agencies like Thomas Cook flew British tourists to Tunisian holiday resorts.

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Before the massacre, Tunisia was one of the most popular holiday destinations for British people.

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