If you are thinking of traveling to Tunisia, you may need a visa to enter. In this guide, we talk about the documentation and procedures necessary to go to this country. In addition, we inform you about security in the territory and we 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 DNI or National Identity Document as long as they go in a organized tour and have a hotel reservation:
People residing in one of these countries who have a NIE (Foreigner Identity Number) must travel with their passport and, depending on their nationality, possibly also with a visa.
Likewise, people from the European Union are exempt from applying for a visa, so they only need their passport. The same goes for travelers from these countries:
- A: 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
- E: 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
- O: Oman
- Q: Qatari
- R: Russia
- S: Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Marino, Saint Lucia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland
- T: Turkey
All of 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 for Bulgaria and one for Greece.
Likewise, people from the following territories are also visa-free as long as 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 Tunisian Embassy or Consulate 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 in which we are, they are generally the following:
- Visa application filled out and signed
- Valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months
- Copy of the first page of the passport
- Two recent passport-size photos
- Hotel reservation, business invitation letter or accommodation certificate for a family visit
- Payment of the corresponding fee
The visa can be applied for in person or by mail, and must be requested with at least two weeks in advance of the trip. If it is processed by mail, the response must be prepaid so that the passport can be resent to you.
As indicated by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC), Tunisia has suffered several terrorist attacks in recent years and it is an area that is still at risk.
Therefore, it is something dangerous travel to this country, so extreme precautions should be taken if traveling to it. It is important to follow the indications 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 vicinity.
- Southeastern area of the Medenine department, especially Ben Guerdane and its surroundings.
Also, to these other parts it is only advisable to go with an organized group:
On the other hand, thefts in the country have been increasing, so care must be taken with belongings while visiting the territory.
The only vaccine mandatory It is yellow fever for people from a country where this disease is considered endemic. In addition, all travelers are recommended to have the following daily vaccination:
- Hepatitis A
- MMR (mumps, measles and rubella)
It is recommended to have travel insurance with high coverage. The health centers in the cities are of quality, but those far from them have fewer resources.
There is no problem in taking the medicines you need with you, although in the country pharmacies usually have enough medicines.
Questions from users
What is the best date to travel to Tunisia?
July and August are the hottest months and when the country receives the most visits. However, in the months of April to June, and September and October, the temperatures are milder. There is no problem in traveling to the territory during the Ramadan season, although it is common to find some closed restaurants and places.
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?
Regardless of the risks that we have already mentioned, there is no problem in traveling to Tunisia with young children, since the necessary services are usually found for them.
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