Entry departure requirements
max.) Yes OtherEU Yes No/1 * Yes Japanese Yes No Yes * Please see visa section
Visa immigration information
Passport valid six months after return date required by all.
Required by all except the following:
(a) 1. nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to three months, except nationals Australia who do need a visa, and nationals of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the Slovak Republic, who must travel on a recognized package holiday, and nationals of Cyprus and Estonia who do need a visa;
(b) nationals of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland with a valid National Identity Card on a recognized package holiday;
(c) nationals of Algeria (unlimited stay), Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria (two months max.), Chile, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Dominica, Fiji, The Gambia* (see Note below), Guinea, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Kiribati, Korea (Rep), Libya, Liechtenstein, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic), Malaysia, Maldives, Mali* (see Note below), Mauritania* (see Note below), Mauritius, Monaco, Morocco (unlimited stay), Niger* (see Note below), Norway, Oman, Qatar, Romania, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia & Montenegro, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Switzerland, Turkey and Vatican City;
Note: Providing holding a sufficient amount of foreign currency to cover their stay.
(d) nationals of the CIS and Turkmenistan for package holidays only, except nationals of Armenia who do need a visa;
(e) transit passengers, provided holding valid onward or return documentation and not leaving the airport or ship. Nationals of Lebanon and Syria must continue by the same or first connecting aircraft within 24 hours after arrival; nationals of other countries must continue their journey within 48 hours of arrival; nationals of Bolivia, China, Colombia, Ghana, Iran, Israel, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Singapore and Sri Lanka need a visa at all times.
2. Nationals of Australia and South Africa, who do need a visa, can obtain it on arrival at the point of entry. Check with the Embassy for details of length of stay.
Types of visa and cost
Short-stay and Transit: US$34
Short-stay usually for stays of up to three months. Transit: three days. For up-to-date lengths of stay, contact nearest Consulate.
Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy); see Passport/Visa Information
(a) Valid passport. (b) Photocopy of first five pages of passport and any stamps. (c) Three application forms completed in black ink and capital letters. (d) Two passport-size photos with full name printed on back. (e) Fee (payable by postal order or cash; cheques are not accepted). (f) Registered, stamped, self-addressed envelope for postal application (please ensure that cost of return postage comes to £4.25).
Working days required
Approximately three weeks, for both postal and personal applications.
For more information, contact the visa section of the Tunisian Embassy (see Passport/Visa Information).
HIV entry requirements
No Test Required
Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in the UK
29 Prince's Gate, London SW7 1QG, UK
Tel: (020) 7584 8117 (for enquiries) or (09065) 508 977 (24-hour visa information line; calls cost £1 a minute).
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1700; 0930-1300 (consular section); Mon-Thurs 0930-1300 (visa submissions).
Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in the USA
1515 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
Tel: (202) 862 1850 or 680 6006 (tourism enquiries).
Most visits to Tunisia are trouble-free, but you should be aware of a high threat from terrorism. There was a serious attack on a synagogue in Djerba in 2002, for which Al Qaeda claimed responsibility.
There is little violent crime, but visitors should watch out for petty criminals such as pickpockets, particularly in crowded market places.
This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organizations for the latest travel advice:
Latest travel advice contacts:
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tel: (0845) 850 2829.
US Department of State