November 17, 2014 Miriam Chiazor

Welcome to Tunisia

Tunisia is the trading hub of the ancient world and a true travelers calling. Tunisian culture has always been a mixture of many different groups of people and nations and as such, they love foreigners and tourists. Whilst being the northern most country in Africa, Tunisia is bordered by the Mediterranean ocean and that of the atlas mountains and vast deserts to the south.

From the great Medina to buying fresh fish straight off the harbour or at the market, this country does its best to attract visitors, the age old traditions, historical landmarks and general friendly attitude of the locals give this country an African, Eastern and European flare.

Take a walk through time and culture, explore Tunisia.





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Quick facts

  • Official name
    Tunisia Republic
  • Location
    Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa and the smallest country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east
  • Government
  • Dialing code
  • Climate weather
    Temperate to Desert
  • Population
    10,932,571 on 163,610 km²
  • Official language
  • Other major languages
    French and Berber
  • Currency
    Tunisian Dinar (TND)
  • Foreign currencies accepted
    EUR (€), USD ($), GBP (£), SA Rand (ZAR)
  • Entry requirements
    Visa required (takes less than 7 days to process); Yellow Fever certificate is required only for travelers coming from a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. (For more information, visit - www.tourismtunisia.com)
  • What to know
    Following a terrorist attack at Port El Kantaoui near Sousse on 26 June. You should keep up to date with developments, avoid all protests and places where large crowds gather and follow instructions given by the security authorities, your tour operator or hotel.
  • Security advice
    In June 2015, a terrorist attack at Port El Kantaoui killed a number of tourists. Such attacks have been recurrent, with the last being especially targeted at a large group of tourists. Travel to certain regions is strongly advised against and travellers should seek advice from official government sources before making travel arrangements.