TUNISIA TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is also the northernmost point on the African continent.

 

Deep blue waters of the Mediterranean, sheer cliffs, sunny skies and old cities with exotic souks full of the magic of Arabian nights – carpets, perfume, incense, spices, copper and brass, gold and silver. A warm and friendly people who live in the heart of the Mediterranean, whose civilization and culture developed and grew with new influences absorbed the from both the east and the west - from Phoenicians to the Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Ottoman Turks and the French; a country resplendent with a heritage of Punic and Roman ruins and medieval cities.

 

Tourism is pretty well developed in Tunisia, although not on par with other countries like Egypt and Morocco. You can easily travel independently in Tunisia using public transport although the south of Tunisia is very different from the north. A reputable tour guide is advisable for the south of Tunisia and visitors are advised to avoid the regions adjacent to the Algerian and Libyan borders where kidnappings have been reported.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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Tunisia's new travel restrictions are now in effect.From August 26, all travelers, regardless of what country they fly from, must take a PCR test within 72 hours of their departure and present the negative test results at the airport upon arriving in Tunisia.Entry requirements now vary depending on the prevalence of the epidemic in travelers’ country of residence. Travelers from "Red" countries may only enter Tunisia if they are Tunisian residents or nationals. They must present a negative coronavirus PCR test from within 72 hours of their departure, and will be subject to 7 days in government quarantine and an additional 7 days in self-isolation at home, subject to a negative COVID-19 test. They must also sign a declaration to confirm that they will abide by these rules. Individuals resident in “Orange” countries will need to present a negative coronavirus PCR test from within 72 hours of their departure, and will need to self-isolate in their place of residence or a hotel at their own expense for 14 days. If they wish to leave self-isolation they may do so from the sixth day after their arrival, by paying for a PCR test and receiving a negative result.Individuals resident in “Green” countries will not be subject to any coronavirus-specific entry requirements and will not need to take a test before departing. The full categorized list of countries can be found here (in French).

 

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QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Tunis
  • Currency: Tunisian Dinar (TND)
  • Area: 163,610 km²
  • Population: 11,57 million (2018)
  • Language: Arabic (official and one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce)
  • Religion: Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, and Jews 1%
  • Electricity: 127-220V/50Hz (European plug)
 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 14 January, Anniversary of the Revolution and Youth Day (2011)
  • 20 March, Independence Day
  • 21 March, Youth Day
  • 9 April, Martyrs’ Day
  • 1 May, Labour Day
  • 25 July, Republic Day
  • 13 August, Women’s Day
  • 15 October, Evacuation Day

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Tunisia’s climate varies due to the country’s diverse geography, which can be divided into three regions. The northern mountainous region has a Mediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. The south has a hot, dry, and semiarid climate as it enters the Sahara Desert, while the eastern coastal border has an arid steppe climate. Rainfall also varies by region, with average annual rainfall at 158 mm per year for the whole country, but less than 100 mm annually in the south and over 700 mm annually in the north. Historically, average temperatures likewise vary seasonally and regionally; in the northern coastal region temperature ranges from a low of 10°C in the winter months (December to February) to a high of 27°C in the summer months (June-August), while in the central western and southern regions temperature ranges from a winter low of 11°C to a summer high of 32°C.

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TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

HIKE & CYCLE:

You can enjoy outdoor activities in Tunisia from March to October, although the months of July and August can be rather hot.

BEACH:

Tunisia has some beautiful beaches with a swimming season from May to October. Just be mindful of the jellyfish season which lasts from middle of July to September.

WIND:

The most popular place for kitesurfing in Tunisia is the island of Djerba. The best season for kiting is from May to October.

For more details on kite surfing in Tunisia expand this section!

SURFING:

Tunisia has a fairly unexplored surf coast, but you can find plenty of surf spots and consistent swell during the winter.

 
 

HEALTH

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