Thomas Cook evacuating 2,000 German tourists from Tunisia

14th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

Tourism company Thomas Cook said it was evacuating about 2,000 German holidaymakers from Tunisia Friday following a travel warning from the German foreign ministry due to mounting unrest.

"Several charter planes will be sent to Tunisia today to pick up around 2,000 German clients of Thomas Cook," the company said in a statement.

"At the same time, all departures to Tunisia from Germany until January 17 have been cancelled and the clients have been informed. Affected customers will be offered alternatives to their original destination."

© 2011 AFP

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