USEFUL INFORMATION

DOCUMENTS AND VISA ENTRY:

To enter Tunisia, British citizens need only an identity card and a travel document which is the voucher,they do not need a visa to travel to Tunisia. During the journey and in the airport, a document will be delivered to you to confirm your stay here in Tunisia, this document  must be filled with your personal data before entering Tunisia and must be kept until you register at the airport for leaving The country ( you must absolutely not miss it because it acts as an exit visa). Please do check that your identity card is valid.

BOARDING FEES:

Nothing to pay.

AREA CODES:

To call from Great Britain to Tunisia, you must dial 00216 before the number you intend to dial. To call Great Britain from Tunisia, dial the area code plus the phone number 0044.

AIRPORTS

The flights are from Great Britain to Tunis -  Carthage airport, or Enfidha airport.

CURRENCY:

Tunisian Dinar (approximately 0.40 GBP), 1 GBP is equivalent to about 2.49 Tunisian Dinar. It is recommended to change the money directly at the hotel or at the airport.

LANGUAGE:

Arabic and French are the official languages, English is also spoken (3rd language).

CLIMATE:

In the north and the Mediterranean coast of the county, the climate is hot but bearable, with long summers and short and mild winters. The winter temperature rarely drops below 10 ° C. While inside and in the south of the country during summer time, the temperature can reach 50 ° C. The summer season begins in May and ends in September.

TIME ZONE:

One hour more than in London.

VACCINATIONS:

No mandatory.

SAFETY:

No particular danger, try not to show off valuables to avoid snatching or pickpocketing..

IN CASE:

Remember to bring comfortable and light clothing, medicines against intestinal infections and sunscreens. The cameras with related material can be easily found in shops and bazaars.

What to Buy:

Carpets, handicrafts such as copper, silver, leather bags and coral stones, traditional clothes like gandouras, djellaba, burnoose.

WHAT TO EAT:

If you want to try a special dish, we recommend the classic Cous Cous, also brick, chakchouka with eggs and vegetables. Remember to drink only mineral water.

BEST BEACHES:

The most beautiful beaches in Tunisia are in the north, at Ghar el-Melh, Tabarka and Bizerte and are much better than the crowded beaches of the tourist centers.  Beaches in the south are also nice, but are not much suitable for swimming.

SPECIFIC LEGAL PROVISIONS:

It is forbidden to import and export among other Tunisian dinars, photographing military installations and public facilities, living in concubinage and having homosexual relations. The offenses relating to drug laws and even small amounts of any drug are severely punished (up to 20 years in prison). The conditions of detention are particularly difficult (overcrowded cells, limited visiting rights, etc..).

CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Tunisia is a Muslim country. Adapt your behavior and clothing to local customs, especially outside the hotel.