American and Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended return date in order to enter and depart the country. Each traveler is responsible for ensuring that his/her passport is up to date. Citizens of other nationalities should check with respective authorities before departure.
Please ensure that the name on your passport matches all travel documents we have issued. If this is not the case, please contact us immediately.
Please make a photocopy of your passport’s identification page and keep it separate from your original. It’s also a good idea to leave a digital copy with someone at home. This may speed up the replacement process should you lose your passport.
Both Canadian and American citizens traveling to Tunisia on regular passports for business or tourist purposes do not need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. Please note that if you are staying longer than 90 days, obtaining a visa is your responsibility. This may be different for citizens of other countries. These requirements change often and therefore it is recommended that you check with the Embassy of Panama for the most up- to-date information.
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Currently Required Vaccinations: None
No vaccinations are currently required to enter Tunisia, although it is strongly recommended to vaccinate against Yellow Fever if visiting rural areas. We always recommend that you see a doctor or health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. They will best determine your vaccination and medication needs based on your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, planned activities and up-to-the-minute requirement changes.
It is advised to consult a travel doctor 4-6 weeks before departure in regards to the recommended vaccinations below:
For all vaccinations and health requirements, you can also refer to the recommendations from:
World Health Organization (WHO): http://www.who.int and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://wwwnc.cdc.gov.
If there are any medical items that are essential to your health, such as prescription drugs or corrective eye wear, bring duplicates and divide them between your checked bags and hand luggage. It is difficult to replace prescription items, especially outside of the capital city.
Cancelation and Medical Insurance is highly recommended as it can safeguard against in-country medical emergencies, lost or delayed baggage and emergency cancelation or interruption of your trip. Please ensure your policy will provide you with upfront medical coverage so that you are not responsible for a hefty medical bill. Insurance can be purchased through us.
Tunisia has a typically Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees Celsius, with nights staying above 20 degrees. The wet winter season generally lasts from October until January, although the rain will typically only last for a couple of days with heavy rains, instead of long periods of light showers throughout the season.
For up-to-date forecasts, check weather.com.
Electricity in Tunisia is supplied at 230Volts and 50Hz. For the most part, European/UK style plugs with two pins are used. We advise not to bring a hair dryer as it could blow a fuse.
Phone: Your cell phone will work in most areas while in Tunisia, however, roaming can be quite expensive so we do strongly recommend that you pre-purchase a data and roaming plan with your carrier before travel. Or simply opt to use phones on-site at your accommodations or purchase minutes and ask to use your driver’s phone for any immediately required phone calls.
Internet: Internet cafés and wireless access is available in most urban areas, airports and hotels. Please note that wi-fi and internet service provided in properties is at the discretion of each establishment and Kensington Tours has no control over this. Please feel free to check with your Sales Consultant before travel if you’d like to know internet set up at each of your properties or contact the properties directly so you are aware of their internet policy if this is important to you. You may like to speak to your internet provider prior to travel to arrange a roaming package.
The currency of Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar (TND) which comes in a variety of coins and notes. Coins are issued in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 milim and ½, 1, 5 dinar. Bank notes are issued in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 30, 50 dinar. Be sure to bring lots of small bills for porters, wait staff and housekeeping (not obligatory and based on your satisfaction). ATMs are available throughout the country as well, but it is advisable to bring money with you.
Language: Arabic and French
Currency: Tunisian Dinar (TND)
Religion: 98% of the country is Muslim
Time Zone: UTC + 1
Telephone: Country code for calling you from outside Tunisia is +230
Calling North America: Dial 001 and your 10 digit number.
Emergency numbers in Tunisia: Dial 999 for ambulance, 112 for police, 115 for fire, and 114 for general emergencies.