Travel advice for Tunesia.

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

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Travel money:

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in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

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

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Banknotes

 

Local currency / ISO Code

Tunesian dinar TND

Currency exchange rate

TND 1 = ~ CHF 0.42 ; CHF 1 = ~ TND 2.38 (07/2020)

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

  • Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.

Time difference with Switzerland

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

National language

Official language

Arabic

Language capabilities

English, French and Italian

Capital

Tunis

Country code for calling Switzerland

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

Voltage

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

Banks

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.)

Stores

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.)

Driving
  • 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

Security

  • 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.

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Important

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