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Risk Ratings  

    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Tunisia
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Libyan border areas; areas within 25 miles (40km) of the Algerian border; Mount Chaambi, Mount Mgilla, Mount Salloum and Mount Sammama

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundTesting requirements
All passengers must provide a negative result for a PCR test taken less than 72 hours before boarding. Children under the age of 12 are exempt. Some arriving passengers may be selected for a rapid COVID-19 test.

- travelers who have received their complete vaccine by presenting a certificate bearing a QR Code issued by the competent health authorities;
- travelers who have contracted the virus for at least six weeks prior to the date of travel (on presentation of a medical certificate issued by the competent health authorities).
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements
On arrival in Tunisia, passengers must undergo self-isolation (at a hotel) for seven days from their date of arrival. They need to provide proof of accommodation during this period. Between the fifth and seventh day, travellers have to take a second PCR test at their own cost (170 tunisian dinars). If negative, the quarantine period can end on the seventh day. If positive, traveller must quarantine for an additional ten days. Travellers must book the second test before arriving in Tunisia: https://rdvtestcovid.tn/

Passengers are also required to present a new confirmation of a hotel reservation from the following officially approved list prior to departing: https://www.destinationtunisie.info/hotels-confinement-tunisie-tarifs/

- People who have received both vaccine doses and can display an official certificate, or can display evidence of previous infection and one vaccine dose
- Diplomatic staff
- Business travellers on essential trips. They must provide a certificate by employers, business/professional card and a statement ascertaining they are out of isolation due to professional duties. The email address to submit these documents is stated below.
- Health professionals (specific conditions apply)
- Athletes partaking in an international competition. These travellers must provide professional credentials, a letter from the organisers and sworn statement to only leave isolation to participate in the competition. The website address to submit these documents is stated below,.
- Health professionals (specific conditions apply)
- Medical emergency (companions can also be exempted). Must provide: medical certificate, proof of hospitalisation, passport and plane ticket.The website address to submit these documents is stated below.
- Health professionals (specific conditions apply)
- Inbound travellers arriving due to the death of close family members
- Vaccinated passengers who have an official certificate that confirms they have received two vaccines, or have contracted COVID and have one vaccine. An Antigen TDR will still be required upon arrival.
- Other exemptions might apply for those unable to complete isolation for specific reasons such as disabilities and medical issues.

For more information and to submit the above documents contact: confinement@rns.tn
(Until further notice)
Passengers must register via the app: https://app.e7mi.tn/language and print and sign the two documents generated by the application. They should be handed to the border authorities when arriving.
(Until further notice)
OutboundPassengers departing Tunis should present their plane ticket in order to be able to travel during curfew hours.
(Until further notice)
All flights to and from Australia, Denmark, South Africa and the UK are suspended.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticA curfew is in place from 22.00 to 05.00.

Movements between regions and cities is allowed.

Face masks are compulsory in all public places.

Cafe and restaurants can operate with capacity restrictions and respect of strict sanitary rules.

Schools and places of worships can reopen. Daily and weekly markets are closed except for food shops.

Lockdown is still in place in areas with high incidence rate.

The government has set up two dedicated helplines for questions on restrictions: +216 80 10 11 11 or +216 80 10 19 19
(Ends 27 June 2021)
Kasserine governorate has imposed the following restrictions:
- Curfew from 20.00 to 05.00
- Cultural and religious events are suspended.
- Weekly markets are suspended.
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Tunisia

COVID-19 information for Tunisia

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Economic difficulties and the relaxation of the state's security grip following the January 2011 revolution have fuelled an increase in crime rates; however, petty crime remains the main risk affecting business travellers in urban areas. Sporadic socio-political unrest in the form of strikes and protests can cause significant travel disruption. Associated disturbances – such as violence by protesters – can also pose indirect risks to foreign nationals and business travellers, though this applies chiefly to economically deprived governorates in the south and interior. Along the borders with Libya and Algeria, travellers face mostly indirect risks from incursions by armed groups.

This information is intended as a summary of the security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Tunisia
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Routine Vaccinations

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