Travel advice for Tunesia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Tunesia.

Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Local currency / ISO Code

Tunesian dinar TND

Further Information

Credit cards


  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+/- 0 h; - 1 h during our summer time

National language

Official language


Language capabilities

English, French and Italian



Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)


220 volt / adapter recommended

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

  • The ID card is only recognized if the stay is organized by a travel agency (proof).

    The tourists cards given with the entry are essential to leave the country.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Tunis, Rue du Lac d'Annecy, Immeuble Stramica, 1053 Les Berges du Lac
Tel. +216 71 191 997

Opening hours


8.00 - 12.00 h and 14.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Thu / 1.10. - 30.6.)
8.00 - 12.00 h and 13.30 - 16.30 h (Fri / 1.10. - 30.6.)
8.00 - 11.00 h (Mon - Fri / 1.7. - 30.9.)


9.00 - 13.00 h and 15.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Sat / 1.9. - 30.6.)
9.00 - 14.00 h and 18.00 - 22.00 h (Mon - Sat / 1.7. - 30.9.)

  • Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information


  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Malgrado l'aumento delle misure di sicurezza esiste sempre il rischio di attacchi terroristici.

  • Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Cultural characteristics
  • Tunesia is a Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

  • Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.

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