This is the first time in history that armed policemen will back up the tourism police and especially carry guns in tourist resorts.
The additional security comes just days after a deadly attack on tourists at Port El Kantaoui that claimed the lives of 38 tourists who were shot by 23-year old Seifeddine Rezgui.
The tightened security is an attempted to reassure tourist to stay in the country as over 5000 tourist have returned back home to their countries.
The shooter whose attack’s responsibility was claimed by ISIL is said to have been trained and acquired weapons from Libya which acts as a haven for the Islamic State in North Africa.
Tunisia’s economy heavily relies on tourism and the additional deployment of police is a much needed measure to reassure the safety of visiting foreigners.