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Useful Information

Entry procedures in Tunisia

Any foreign national who enters Tunisia must hold a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry and a visa when required. For countries with Tunisian consular services on their territories, they must prepare their paper with tunisian consular before 15 days from the date of travelling. For nationals of countries where there is no Tunisian diplomatic or consular representation on their territory and in the event of travel difficulties at the headquarters of a Tunisian diplomatic representation covering the country of the applicant, it will be possible to issue them a visa in Tunis Carthage airport. For this, a verbal note will be issued by the Tunisian embassy covering the country concerned confirming the agreement of visas to the members of the delegation upon their arrival in Tunisia.

This note verbal does not guarantee its acceptance by the airlines and the competent authorities of the countries of departure and those of the transit countries. In addition, in order to accelerate the procedures and facilate the receipt of visa application files for Tunisia, an email address has been dedicated for this purpose: dfe1@interieur.gov.tn

Health protocol related to the transmission of Diseases epidemic potential

(*protocol validated on May 25, 2022, it will be modified according to the epidemiological situation in the World and in Tunisia)

The organization of large-scale gathering events such as that of TICAD 8 still remains a risk factor for the transmission of epidemic-prone diseases. Thus, a health protocol is proposed to guarantee the smooth running of the event and safeguard the health and well-being of all participants. This health protocol includes two measures:

  • General prevention measures at the various production sites the event,
  • Specific measures to combat the transmission of COVID-19.
1- General measures:
  • Respect for physical distance;
  • Obligation to wear a mask;
  • Generalization of hydro-alcoholic gel dispensers in the spaces, Ventilation of the premises, Cleaning and disinfection of the premises dedicated to conference events,
  • Display and reminder of barrier gestures to participants.
2- Specific measures:
Conditions of participation in the event:
  • Obligation to present the passport for vaccination against COVID-19.
  • Obligation to present a negative PCR test for Covid-19, carried out less than 48 hours before boarding, or a negative TDR-Ag for covid-19, carried out less than 24 hours before boarding for passengers not vaccinated.
  • Recommendation for Contracting Travel-Medical Assistance.
Arrival at the airport:
  • Passage of participants through the event guest reception desk to facilitate health control procedures.
  • Present the vaccination passport OR the negative covid-19 test on request.
On the work sites:
  • Obligation to present the passport for vaccination against COVID-19.
  • Covid test (TDR-Ag) daily at check-in and wearing of health bracelet.
  • Periodic ventilation, cleaning and disinfection of work rooms.

Other Health Facilities for TICAD8:

The city of Tunis has public and private health structures where guests and participants can receive care, if necessary. Medical antennas and an ambulance service will be installed to cover all the summit sites, they will be available 24 hours a day during the event period.

For guests and participants who are under medical treatment, they are required to bring their treatments with them with a medical prescription in case of need for renewal.

Participants are responsible for all costs related to the use of health services (apart from emergency care provided at the event sites). Also, it is recommended that all foreign participants have personal health and accident insurance (for possible repatriation).

Useful links :

Emergency telephones:

  • Tourist police: tel. 197
  • Medical emergency: tel. 190
  • Civil Protection: tel. 198
Tunisia in a Nutshell
  • Official name : Republic of Tunisia
  • Capital : Tunis
  • Surface area : 163 155 km²
  • Coastline : 1 298 km
  • Population : 11.7 million inhabitants (2020)
  • Languages : Arabic (official language) ; French ; English
  • Religions : Islam, Judaism, Christianity.
  • G.D.P. : 113.845 MTND (2021)
  • Currency : The Tunisian Dinar (TND) is divided into 1000 millimes. 1 Euro = around 3.11 TND (2021) ATMs are available in all cities.
  • International airports : Tunis, Monastir, Djerba, Sfax, Tabarka, Tozeur, Gafsa, Gabès, Enfidha-Hammamet.
  • Time zone : GMT (+1)
  • Climate : Mediterranean, the climate in Tunisia is mild. Average temperatures vary by season and region.
  • Payment method : LInternational credit cards (Visa, Master-Card, Eurocard, Amex, Diner’s Club) are accepted in most hotels and tourist centers.
  • Weekly rest days : Saturday and Sunday for administrations and banks. Many businesses are open on Sundays.
  • Voltage : 220 volts/50 hertz (power plugs and sockets are of type C and E)
  • Internet domain : .tn
  • Telephone country code : +216
  • In the event of an emergency:
    • Police : tel. 197
    • Medical emergency : tel. 190
    • Civil Protection : tel. 198