A state of emergency imposed in Tunisia before Christmas has been extended by a further month.

It was originally extended for two months until February 21 but will now run until March 22, according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The state of emergency was introduced after a suicide attack on a police bus on November 24.

Thomson and Thomas Cook scrapped their holiday programmes to the North African country last month in the wake of the terrorist attacks against holidaymakers in Sousse last June.

The FCO continues to advise against all but essential travel to Tunisia.

Tunis Air flights continue to operate daily between London and Tunis but there are no direct flights between the UK and Monastir or Enfidah airports.

The FCO continues to warn of a high threat from terrorism in Tunisia with further attacks remaining “highly likely”.