Tunisia : Factfile

Time

GMT + 1

Languages

The official language is Arabic, and French is the second language. English, German and Italian are mainly spoken in the tourist resorts.

Currency

Tunisia Dinar (TND). There are ATMs in most towns and every tourist resort. Credit cards (mainly MasterCard and Visa) are accepted in a few places in major resorts and towns. American Express and Diners Club are accepted in some tourist areas.

Airlines

British Airways, Air France, Tunis Air

Flight time from UK

Approximately 2.5 - 3 hours to Tunis

Visa requirements

UK, Australian, Canadian, USA and EU passport holders do not require visas for stays up to three months. Your passport should be valid for up to six months after your return date and you should ensure your passport is stamped when you enter the country.

For further information and up-to-date entry requirements, contact the Tunisian Embassy: Tel: 020 7584 8117

Health requirements

Tunisia is considered a generally healthy place to travel, but some inoculations are required. You should seek up-to-date advice regarding inoculations and health precautions from your GP or travel clinic as soon as your departure date is known.

The MASTA (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad) website www.masta.org (09068 224100) will give you up-to-date advice, as well as the location of your nearest Travel Clinic. Another good website to visit for travel health advice is the NHS website www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk.


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