If you are thinking of traveling to Tunisia, you may need a visa to enter. In this guide, we talk about the documentation and the necessary procedures to go to this country. In addition, we inform you about security in the territory and give you important recommendations.
Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.
Depending on some factors such as your nationality, some documents or others will be required to enter Tunisia:
Citizens of the following countries can travel to Tunisia with their National Identity Card or National Identity Document provided they go in a organized tour and have a hotel reservation:
People residing in one of these countries that have an NIE (Foreigner Identity Number) must travel with their passport and, depending on their nationality, possibly also with a visa.
Likewise, people in the European Union are exempt from applying for a visa, so they only need their passport. The same goes for travelers from these countries:
- TO: Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia
- B: Barbados, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso
- C: Cape Verde, Canada, Chile, China, Vatican City, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Costa Rica
- AND: United Arab Emirates, United States
- F: Fiji
- G: Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea
- H: Honduras, Hong Kong
- I: Iceland
- J: Japan, Jordan
- K: Kiribati
- L: Libya, Liechtenstein
- M: Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro
- N: Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Norway
- OR: Oman
- Q: Qatar
- R: Russia
- S: Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Marino, Saint Lucia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland
- T: Turkey
All these people can stay in the country for a maximum of 90 days. However, Canada, Germany and the United States are allowed four months to stay, two to Bulgaria and one to Greece.
Likewise, people from the following territories are also exempt from visas whenever they travel with an organized tour and carry the hotel reservation:
Tourists from other countries must apply for a visa at the consular section of the Embassy or the Consulate of Tunisia of their country or the State closest to their place of residence.
In order to obtain the visa, it is necessary to present several documents. Although these may vary depending on the State we are in, they are usually the following:
- Visa application completed and signed
- Valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months
- Copy of the first page of the passport
- Two recent passport-sized photos
- Hotel reservation, business invitation letter or accommodation certificate for a family member's visit
- Payment of the corresponding fee
The visa can be requested in person or by mail, and must be requested with at least two weeks before the trip. If processed by mail, the response must be prepaid to have your passport resent.
As indicated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain (MAEC), in Tunisia several terrorist attacks have been suffered in recent years and it is an area that is still at risk.
Therefore it is something dangerous traveling to this country, so precautions should be taken if traveling to it. It is important to follow the instructions of the authorities of the territory and try not to move at night outside the cities.
The areas of the State that should be avoided are the following:
- Remote parts of the Sahara desert, close to the borders.
- Border area with Algeria.
- Department of Kasserine, Mount Chaambi and surroundings, and Sbeitla and surroundings.
- Southeast area of the department of Medenine, especially Ben Guerdane and surroundings.
Also, these other parties are only advised to go with an organized group:
On the other hand, robberies in the country have been increasing, so care must be taken with belongings while visiting the territory.
The only vaccine mandatory It is that of yellow fever for people from a country where this disease is considered endemic. In addition, all travelers are recommended to have the following vaccination up to date:
- Hepatitis A
- Triple viral (mumps, measles and rubella)
It is recommended to have travel insurance with high coverage. The sanitary centers of the cities are of quality, but the remote ones of these count on less resources.
There is no problem in taking with you the medicines you need, although in the country pharmacies usually have enough medicines.
What is the best date to travel to Tunisia?
July and August are the hottest months and when more visits the country receives. However, in the months of April to June, and September and October, temperatures are milder. There is no problem in traveling to the territory during the Ramadan era, although it is common to find some restaurants and places closed.
Which country is most recommended? Tunisia or Morocco?
This depends on your tastes. However, today Morocco is considered somewhat safer than Tunisia. In the following article you have information to visit this country: Visas, documentation and requirements to travel to Morocco.
Is it advisable to travel to Tunisia with children?
Apart from the risks that we have already mentioned, there is no problem in traveling to Tunisia with young children, as the necessary services are usually found for them.
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