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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) – Updated on 31 December 2020

  • International travel to Tunisia has resumed from some countries, and domestic restrictions change regularly based on infection rates.
  • Can I travel to Tunisia?
    Tunisia has opened its borders and resumed international flights with some countries. All arrivals must fill in an online form in advance.
  • Flights from the UK, South Africa, Australia and Denmark are suspended.
  • Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Tunisia?
    Anyone arriving to Tunisia will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.
  • Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Tunisia?
    Anyone arriving to Tunisia will be required to quarantine for 14 days in an approved location, at their own expense. (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 arrivals must download the government’s trace and track app.
  • Is public transportation open in Tunisia?
    Public transportation in Tunisia is operating within governorates, with health measurements on place. Travel between governorates is forbidden.
  • Are the restaurants and bars open in Tunisia?
    Restaurants, cafes, and bars in Tunisia are open until 16:00, with health measures in place.
  • Are businesses and attractions open in Tunisia?
    Most non-essential businesses and attractions in Tunisia are open, under health requirements.
  • Cultural activities may take place only outdoors.
  • A nightly curfew is in place between 20:00 and 5:00.
  • Do I need to wear a face mask in Tunisia?
    It is required to wear a face mask in public places.

  • 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 May/June. With an average maximum temperature of 26°C, Tunisia in May/June is heading for its warm, dry, summer season. May/June is a very pleasant time to travel to Tunisia. It is also a good month for excursions into the southern desert regions of Tunisia.

  • 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.