Entry procedures to Tunisia
Entry procedures to Tunisia for a stay not exceeding 3 months are flexible. Foreign participants have to apply for an entry visa to Tunisia before their departure.
All participants must hold a valid international passport (06 months) or a travel document allowing them to return to their country of origin after having obtained a transit or entry visa.
European citizens and those from other countries in Eastern Europe do not need an entry visa to Tunisia for a stay not exceeding 90 days. A valid passport is sufficient or an identity card no older than 10 years with a reservation at the hotel as part of a tour.
List of countries that do not need an entry visa to Tunisia:
Algeria, Germany, Andorra, Antigua, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Spain, United States of America, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Greece, Guinea, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Monaco, Niger, Norway, Oman, Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (for nationals holders of ordinary passports), St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Solomon Islands, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey,Jordanie, Burkina Faso and Vatican.
- Cash : As the Dinar is not convertible, you will have to change your currency in Tunisia and spend your local money before leaving. It is possible to change at the hotel and in banks. The exchange rate in banks is often more advantageous.
- Cards : They are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and tourist shops. They can also withdraw Tunisian currency in most large cities, airports and in tourist areas. Remember that your bank will charge you a fee for each of your withdrawals, so prefer cash payments for your small expenses
- Banks : Most banks accept Visa card and Mastercard at their counters. The banks at the airport remain open until the arrival of the day’s last flight.
- Exchange rate : Exchange rates in Tunisia
You can use your mobile phones normally.
The country code for Tunisia is +216.
If you want to use your mobile phone at a lower cost in Tunisia, you can buy a SIM card upon your arrival at one of three operators at the airport and instead insert it instead of the SIM card of your operator in your country.
Then you can buy prepaid reloadable cards (5, 10 or 20 dinars) to make international calls or to call other persons mobile phones… This is very convenient to stay in touch in the same group.
Telephone operators in Tunisia :
- Police : 197
- Emergency Ambulance Service : 190
- Civil Defense : 198
- Emergency services :(+216) 71 351 500
- SOS Doctors :(+216) 71 744 215
- SOS Ambulances :(+216) 71 725 555 ou (+216) 71 599 900
- Flight information (Tunis-Carthage Airport) :(+216) 71.754.000 / (+216) 71.755.000 / (+216) 71.848.000