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What do you need to know to prepare your trip to Tunisia?

  • Visa application

International participants will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following their departure date from Tunisia. Please make sure your passport has blank visa pages.

Participants from the following countries do not need a visa for a stay of less than three months:

Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cape Verde Islands, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominique, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji Islands, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Guinea - Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles , Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Participants from countries not mentioned above are advised to contact their nearest Tunisian Embassy to check visa entry requirements. Please check at least three months before travelling. In order to assist with the travel visa application process, we will provide a letter of invitation upon request (see Contact). If you encounter problems in the application process, please feel free to contact us.

A visa costs around 30 EUR and is valid for 90 days.

Please check the website of the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to see if you need an entry visa to Tunisia.

  • Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • There are no restrictions on travel to and from Tunisian airports and ports. All modes of public transport (taxis, buses, trains and others) are permitted to operate at full capacity.
  • Entry restrictions into Tunisia vary depending on the extent of the epidemic in traveller’s country of residence. The Tunisian authorities are updating country classifications regularly so please check the latest status of your country before travelling (see below).
  • Lists of countries and their classifications as “Green” (a low incidence of Covid-19 and no restrictions on movements) and “Orange” (a medium incidence of Covid-19) are published (in French) online at Le Portail National de la Santé en Tunisie or click on the latest Classification of Countries to find out what you will need to do before and upon arrival in Tunisia.
  • Individuals residing in “Green” and “Orange” countries can travel to Tunisia, subject to: having taken a coronavirus PCR test (which detects the presence of the virus) with a negative result no more than 120 hours (5 days) and no less than 72 hours (3 days) before departure and bringing evidence of this result (in print) with you.
  • Individuals residing in “Orange” countries should abide by the following rule; self-isolate at a hotel or place of residence for 14 days upon arrival in Tunisia (but, you can leave the country before ending the quarantine). If you wish to pay for an additional PCR test after seven days of self-isolation, you can do so at your own expense at one of these  labs (after booking an appointment online). If the result of this second test is negative you will be permitted to end the quarantine early.
  • All travellers will have their temperature checked on arrival in Tunisia. No testing will be carried out on arrival.
  • The Tunisian authorities have announced that wearing a face mask in public places is mandatory.
  • It is possible to book hotels and private rentals, although hotels are required to operate at 50% of their capacity.
  • Hygiene measures are in place, including luggage disinfection on arrival, temperature checks on entry and hand sanitiser in public spaces. Tourists must wear face masks on transport to their accommodation. Self-service restaurants are not allowed to operate as normal, food must be served to guests while they are seated.
  • Cafes, restaurants, bars and places of worship are permitted to operate at 70% of normal capacity. Many public places have hygiene measures in place, including temperature checks and sanitization of hands upon entry.
  • Cultural and artistic events can only be held in open air spaces at 70% of normal capacity. Sports stadiums are allowed to open but without spectators.
  • If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms during your stay in Tunisia, you should call 190 (emergency services SAMU). They will ask a series of questions to assess whether it is likely that you have COVID-19. If COVID-19 is suspected, then they will arrange for someone to come to your home or hotel to conduct a test and they will advise you to self-isolate. COVID-19 PCR tests are only offered free if you are displaying symptoms. You can also pay for a test, if required for travel purposes, at one of these labs (after booking an appointment online).
  • When you return, you must follow the rules for entering your country or countries of transit. Some airlines may require that you bring evidence of having taken a coronavirus PCR test with a negative result before departure from Tunisia. Please check with your travel agency or airline before your outbound flight. Tunisian authorities do not request such a test prior to departing the country.

  • Useful information

Please take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.

ATMs are widely available in Tunisia though they don’t always work. Almost all ATMs will accept Visa cards, and many will also accept Maestro cards for cash withdrawals. Credit and debit cards are accepted in some but not all of the larger shops, restaurants and hotels.

1 Tunisian Dinar = 1/3 EUR

The temperature drops into the realms of warm to mild in Tunisia’s Mediterranean resorts during November. With an average maximum temperature of 20°C, Tunisia in November is heading for its cool, wet, winter season, but is still very sunny. November is a very pleasant time to travel to Tunisia. November is also a good month for excursions into the southern desert regions of Tunisia, which remain dry, but offer bearable daytime temperatures, although nights are exceedingly cold.

  • Discover Port El Kantaoui, Sousse - Tunisia

Port El Kantaoui has one of the best-known marinas in the Mediterranean. A charming pleasure port, with its typical Moorish architecture and hustle and bustle along its quays, it is an attractive touristic pole where good living and relaxation are the predominant features. It is located in the center of the coastal touristic area of Sousse with its numerous hotel and structures dedicated to the entertainment and leisure activities of holidaymakers.

At a distance of 12 km from this marina is the town of Sousse, a famous seaside resort of the Tunisian Sahel. It was founded during the Phoenician era and was known as “Hadrumetum”. It became an important town of the Roman province and then of the Aghlabid dynasty. This port town, today known as the “Pearl of the Sahel” invites you to visit its museums and various historical sites. Its medina and typical alleys display its ancestral architecture, colors and local handicrafts and have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The whole Sahel region, between the littoral and inland, has yielded a large portion of Tunisian heritage treasures throughout its history, with remarkable archeological sites such as Lamta or El Djem and its famous coliseum which hosts an international festival of classical music in summer.