Security within tourist establishments in Tunisia

MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND HANDICRAFTS

Press release 07/11/2015

Security within tourist establishments in Tunisia

Framework

The Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts and the Minister of Interior of Tunisia have signed today a

joint ministerial circular with regard to the security within tourist establishments, in the presence of

the Tunisian Secretary of State in charge of Security Affairs.

This joint circular is the outcome of a joint committee which has been working for several months on

this matter. It specifies the obligations and the practical arrangements to implement an efficient and

highly performant safety system.

The ministers consider this circular as a first step in a process of developing new safety standards

within tourist establishments in accordance with international standards.

The Minister of Tourism has indicated that these new standards will be developed in collaboration

with international experts including Germans specialists.

From his side the Minister of Interior reiterated the commitment of his ministerial department to

put all necessary means to prevent any future damage to the tourism sector.

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