Travel and visa

Visa

A visa is required for citizens from some countries. However, nationals from most EU countries, USA, Canada, etc. do not need a visa. Please consult the nearest Tunisian consulate or embassy office for entry requirements. Generally, to get a visa, it takes around one week, but please apply as early as possible for your visa, no later than one month.  For further information please follow this link.

 

Travel

The main international airport in Tunisia is Tunis-Carthage Airport (airport code TUN) located four kilometers from the capital city of Tunis, Tunisia. The airport is named after the historical center of Carthage that sits just north of the airport. Tunis Carthage airport hosts more than 5 million passengers annually.

The airport consists of one Main Terminal with over 30 airlines providing service to destinations in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Buses and taxis provide transport to and from the airport. Tunis Airport is a natural gateway to the historically rich country of Tunisia and the beach resorts along its coast.

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Climate

Situated within the subtropical zone of the Mediterranean, the Tunisian climate is a mixture of that of the Mediterranean and of Africa. In the south, regions have just two seasons – a long, hot summer followed by a brief season of rain – whilst the rest of the country has a spring and autumn (although these seasons are considerably shorter than those experienced in Europe).

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The weather in Tunis is pleasent at the summer school time of the year (September). Temperature may range between 20 °C and 35 °C.

 

Currency

The national currency is the Dinar (TND). One Euro is approximately equivalent to 3.4 TND and one US dollar to 3 TND.

Traveller’s checks and credit cards are also accepted and money can be withdrawn with credit cards at banks or directly at automatic teller machines. Credit cards are generally accepted in upscale hotels, boutiques, restaurants and other shops.

 

Tourism

Visiting Tunisia’s old Medina – the historical district of the Tunis –  is considered one of the most beautiful medinas in the Arab world. Located in the old city (the Medina), the Souks offer a selection of objects of unsurpassed beauty and distinction, excellent arts and craft and traditional work. A sharp eye, nerves of steel, a show of disinterest and a good sense of humor will make shopping a real pleasure.Whatever the season, your first glimpse of Tunisia will be one of golden beaches and a deep blue sea. With over 1200 kilometers of coast this sunny Mediterranean land is a paradise for the vacationer. Well known seaside resort areas – Hammamet and Nabeul, Sousse, Monastir, Djerba and Tabarka offer their visitors the finest sand beaches and crystalline water along with a dizzying choice of waterfront hotels featuring sun and sea sports as windsurfing and sailing, underwater sightseeing, fishing and short boat rides. Nearly Hotels are built with the visitor’s comfort and enjoyment in mind and their restaurants feature both international as well as Tunisian Cuisine. During the peak summer season no effort is spared to provide the maximum of activities at the hotel and throughout the region. Summer festivals held nearby invite you join in with your Tunisian hosts to celebrate Father Neptune, share their local folklore, enjoy a concert or or just have fun.Reminders of this rich historical past abound and visitors will return again and again captivated by the diversity of this Mediterranean land. Ask at your hotel for guided tours and information.
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