Travel to Tunisia

Tunisia: Various travel information

How do you get to Tunisia?

The tourist from Europe will usually travel to Tunisia by plane. But if you live in southern Europe, you can also use a ferry.


direct flights to Tunis go from Berlin-Schönefeld, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Munich, Vienna and Zurich. There are also flights to Djerba, Monastir and Tabarka from various European cities.


Modern car ferries run regularly between Tunis and France and Italy.

Travel in the country

Air connections

The most important domestic air connections are those between Tunis and the island of Djerba and between Tunis and Tozeur.


A bus network connects all major cities and rural regions of Tunisia. There are also shared taxis (Louages), which are the most important means of transport in the remote regions of the country.


The state railway network covers around 2,200 km. The main route runs from Bizerte via Tunis and Sfax to Metlaoui. The metro du Sahel also runs between Mahdia and Sousse.


Tunisia’s road network covers around 19,000 km, around 100 km of which are toll motorways.

Ferry connections

There is a regular ferry service between the island of Djerba and the mainland.

Traffic rules

Right-hand traffic prevails in Tunisia. In order to avoid trouble with the police or even the courts, one should strictly adhere to the traffic regulations in force in the country. The maximum speeds shown can of course be reduced or increased by traffic signs.

Regardless of the information given here, it is advisable to obtain detailed information from the ADAC, the AvD or the traffic clubs in Tunisia.

Top speeds

  • Urban: in built-up areas there is a speed limit of 50 km/h
  • Country roads: there is a speed limit of 90 km/h on country roads and 70 km/h on Djerba
  • Motorways: there is a speed limit of 90 km/h on motorways


alcohol limits In Tunisia there is a blood alcohol limit of 0.3 parts per thousand for drivers of motor vehicles.

Mobile phone ban The use of a mobile phone (mobile phone, etc.) is prohibited while driving. Violations can be expensive.

Buckle up compulsory Buckle up is compulsory

for the front seats. Violations can be expensive.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, the international license plate of Tunisia is:


Tourist offices

Tunisian Tourist Office in Germany

Bockenheimer Anlage 2

60322 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: 0049 – (0) 69 – 13 38 35-0


Tunisia Tourist Office

Goetheplatz 5

60313 Frankfurt

Tel. 0049 – (0) 69 – 2970640

Tunisian Tourist Office in Austria

Opernring 1/R/109

1010 Vienna

Tel: 0043 (0) 1 – 58 53 480


Entry and exit regulations

Formalities and visas

Travelers from the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria and Switzerland need a passport that is valid for at least six months to enter Tunisia. The maximum length of stay without a visa is four months for Germans and three months for Austrians and Swiss. However, an identity card that is also valid for six months is sufficient, provided that the person entering the country has the booking documents for a package tour with him (round-trip ticket and the hotel voucher for the duration of the intended stay).

The German children’s passport is recognized by the Tunisian authorities, whereby the entry of children in the passport of one of the parents (with photo) is generally sufficient. Minors traveling alone should have a certified power of attorney from their legal guardian (legal guardian) with them.

Visa department at the embassy in Berlin

Lindenallee 16

14050 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 36 41 07 – 0

Currency, foreign exchange regulations

The national currency of Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar

1 TND = 1,000 millimes

  • Import and export of the local currencyDinars may neither be imported nor exported.
  • Importing and exporting foreigncurrencies Foreign currencies must be declared upon entry if the value exceeds 1,000 Tunisian dinars. When leaving the country, the amount of the amount carried must be indicated.

Goods, customs regulations

Inexpensive goods, souvenirs

In Tunisia , tourists like to buy knotted and woven carpets from the Sahel region, as well as thick nomad carpets with geometric patterns from the oases of Djerid and Djerba. But also silver jewelry in Berber style such as bracelets, chains, brooches and hair clips, ceramics (especially from Djerba), so-called sand roses (gypsum efflorescence formed into bizarre crystalline structures), beautiful minerals and fossils from the field of phosphate mining, leather and woodwork, coppersmith items, Wickerwork made of halfagras, as well as traditional clothing (caftan, djelaba, burnous), folklore dolls, embroidery, tiles, silverware and enamelled jewelry.

Duty-free import

The following goods may be imported duty-free by persons over 16 years of age:

– 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 400 g tobacco

– 1 liter of alcohol over 25% and 2 liters of alcohol under 25%

– 1/4 l perfume, 1 l eau de toilette as well as gifts up to the equivalent of 10 TD.

In addition to the usual personal travel needs, 2 cameras and 1 video camera with films, 1 tape or cassette device, 1 portable radio, 1 laptop, 1 binoculars as well as sports and camping equipment (including rubber dinghies and bicycles) can be imported duty-free.

Prohibited It is

strictly forbidden to import narcotics, pornography (here the borders are narrower than in Germany), gold (except for personal jewelery), weapons (special provisions apply to hunting weapons) and radiotelephones of any kind (including CB radio).

Authorization required

The export of antiques requires a state license. For other higher value items bought in the country, you should keep the invoice and the exchange receipt for the means of payment required for the purchase to be on the safe side.

Travel medicine, vaccinations and warnings

Infectious diseases

In Tunisia, the following infectious diseases, which are not or less widespread in Germany or Central and Northern Europe, are to be expected:

  • Malaria: There is no risk of malaria infection in the country.
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Bacterial agitation
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Typhus
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Kala Azar disease
  • Lambliasis
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Polio, polio
  • Leishmaniasis Disease
  • Sleeping sickness
  • rabies
  • typhus

Vaccination recommendations

  • Diphtheria – a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Polio, polio – vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Tetanus – a vaccination against tetanus should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Rabies – but only for high-risk travelers who can come into contact with the vector animals.
  • Typhoid – but only for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Compulsory vaccination

For all persons older than one year and coming from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against an illness with yellow fever.

Tunisia: Diplomatic missions

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Tunisia embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

German representations in Tunisia

Embassy in Tunis

Impasse du Lac Windermere 1 BP 222,

1053 Les Berges du Lac

Tel.: 00216 – 71-143-200

Representations of Tunisia in Germany

Embassy in Berlin

Lindenallee 16

14050 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 36 41 07 – 0


Austrian representations in Tunisia

Embassy in Tunis 16, rue Ibn Hamdis, El Menzah I

1004 Tunis

Tel: 00216 – (0) 71 – 23 90 38

00216 – (0) 71 – 23 90 67


Representations of Tunisia in Austria

Embassy in Vienna

Sieveringerstrasse 187

1190 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 581 52 81/- 82


Honorary consulate in Linz

(without legalization, passport and visa authorization)

Hauptstrasse 33

4040 Linz

Tel: 0043 – (0) 732 – 717 733 33

Honorary Consulate in St. Pölten

Josefstrasse 13

3100 St. Pölten

Tel: 0043 – (0) 2742 – 722 22

Swiss representations in Tunisia

Embassy in Tunis

Rue du Lac d’Annecy, Immeuble Stramica

1053 Les Berges du Lac

Tel: 00216 – (0) 71 – 962 997

00216 – (0) 71 – 965 446 (Visa)

Email: tun.vertretung@eda.admin. ch

Representations of Tunisia in Switzerland

Embassy in Bern

Kirchenfeldstrasse 63

3005 Bern

Tel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 352 82 26/-27


Consulate in Lausanne

Place de la Riponne 1

1000 Lausanne 30

Tel: 0041 – (0) 21 – 944 27 45


Travel to Tunisia