How to prepare your journey to Tunisia

Visas & Passports:
The visa requirements for business and for travel purposes are governed by the following conditions and rules:
Passports - Required, but NOT by the following:
1) Holders of a valid Seaman Book travelling on duty
Passport validity - Passports must be valid for intended length of stay.

Visas - Required, but NOT by the following:
1) Nationals of Tunisia
2) For a stay up to 4 months by:
a) United States Citizens
3) For a stay up to 3 months by:
Nationals of Algeria, Antigua, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bosnia & Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cote d', Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Falkland Is, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Gibraltar, Gilbert Islands, Greece, Guinea, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland Rep, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Korea (South), Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Monaco, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saint Helena, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, Solomon Is, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City & Yugoslavia
Other notes:
1) Nationals of Australia & South Africa can obtain a visa on arrival
2) New Zealand Nationals must apply for a visa through the nearest center; in most cases Japan is the closest. Processing times are approximately 2-3 weeks.
For more information about visa, please visit the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs web site
http://www.diplomatie.gov.tn/ or http://tunisia.visahq.com/requirements

Vaccinations & Health:
No vaccinations are necessary to enter Tunisia. Please consult your doctor for up to date information.
Bottled water is highly recommended over tap water due to its high-level of minerals.

Currency:
The National currency of Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar.
It is a fixed and partially-convertible currency, prohibited from being imported and exported. This means that you must wait to exchange until arrival in Tunisia.
You may convert your money at the airport-- there are several open kiosks. Any extra dinars you may have when leaving Tunisia must be exchanged, and you must have your original receipt of exchange.
One US Dollar is equivalent to about 2,0 TND . One Euro is equivalent to about 2.2 TND A 1.5 liter bottle of water can be purchased for 0,500
It is reasonable to purchase items in souks, hotels, and certains stores with foreign currency
(Pounds, Dollars, Euros), however at a substantial amount (over 100TND).
Credit cards are accepted in the majority of the hotels of a certain standing, the large restaurants like in almost all the stores for tourists. In all the important cities, one will find slot-machines allowing to carry out withdrawals, with the Visa cards and Mastercard.

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