Useful info and tips for a succesful trip to Tunisia
|Requirements||Valid up to six month passport for U.E citizens.
Other nationalities should look up the requirements with the Tunisian embassy in their country.
|Visa||No visa required for U.E citizens for any stay under three months.
Keep the police contact form that you fill on your arrival to ease formalities at the time of departure.
Other nationalities may be required to apply for a visa. Autre Tunisie travel agency provides a visa application service, to help you plan your holidays. Contact us for more detailed info on this visa application service.
|Currency||Tunisian Dinar (TND) is divided in 1000 millimes. Keep in mind that TND cannot be exchanged outside Tunisia. Most banks accept travellers cheques without charging fee.|
|Exchange rate||1 € = 3.20 TND or 1 TND = 0.31 € (given for reference only – 01/2019)
1 $ = 2.90 TND or 1 TND = 0.35 $ ( “ “ – 01/2019)
1 £ = 3.65 TND or 1 TND = 0.27 £ ( “ “ – 01/2019)
Keep the exchange receipts in order to be able to exchange your spare TND back into your native currency at the time of departure.
|Health||No vaccinations required. Pets must be vaccinated against rabies.
No amoebae in Tunisia, so you can eat raw vegetables. However, to avoid problems of “turista”, we strongly advise against the consumption of tap water in favor of bottled water.
|Time zone difference||Tunisia is set at GMT +1 (Greenwich Meridian Time).
It has the same time zone as France but due to the summer time arrangement in France, in summer there is a one hour difference : Noon (12h) in Paris = Eleven a.m (11h) in Tunis, during summer time.
|Telephone||When calling from abroad to a Tunisian number, use the telephone prefix (country code) 00216.
For instance, dial 00 216 27 13 61 14.
When calling abroad from Tunisia, use the telephone prefix (country code) of the area you want to reach.
For instance, 0033 to call to France, you then dial 0033 ( 0 ) 609349985.
Here are some other country code/telephone prefix :
Belgium – 00 32, Czech Republic – 420, Germany – 00 49, Great Britain – 00 44, Italy – 00 39, Luxembourg – 00 352, Romania – 00 40, Russia – 00 7, Switzerland – 00 41 …
|Power||Electric current runs on 220V|
|Photography||Archaeological sites and museums allow, in the majority, the taking of photographs by the payment of a tax called “Photo authorization”.
Military buildings and armed forces must not be photographed.
The use of drones for the production of aerial photographs is subject to prior authorization. A file must be filed with the Ministry of Equipment and various administrations (Ministry of the Interior, Defense, Transport and Tourism) at least thirty days before the start of filming. Failure to comply with this authorization requirement may result in checks, proceedings and seizure of undeclared equipment.
Any offender to the provisions of the Ministerial Order governing the rules of photography in Tunisia may be prosecuted in accordance with the legislation in effect.
Upon your arrival, a member of the team Autre Tunisie (Another Tunisia) will arrange an information meeting, regarding the specifics of your tour, stay and/or excursions. A list of advice is delivered by email to every participant to a trek or a camel trek in South Tunisia, regarding desert tours in the Sahara, advised gear, and practical infos.
Tunisia : A few figures
|Population||10,8 millions inhabitants|
|Coastline||1300 kms of coasts|
|Peak||The Djebel Châambi mount peaks at 1554 meters|
|Climate||Mild Mediterranean, with an average of 12°C in winter, and 30°C in summer.|
|Independance Day||20 March 1956|
|Language||Arab is the official language.
French is widely used as a second language.
Many Tunisians speak foreign languages as it is encouraged by the education system.
|Religion||The country is a secular state where Islam is the majority religion (98 % of Muslims), (1 % of Jews), (1 % of Christians).
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