Tunisia

Capital Tunis

Population 11,154,400

Area 163,610 km2

Key facts

Tunisia is a country located in Northern Africa. There are 2 countries (Algeria, Libya) that Tunisia shares its borders with. The official language of Tunisia is Arabic. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Arabic.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Tunisia was ranked 52nd out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Tunisia is Tunisian dinar (TND). The dinar is subdivided into 1000 milim or millime (ت.د).

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 3.33 TND and 1 USD is worth 3.1 TND.

Tunisian
Banknotes

5102050

Tunisian
Coins

10ت.د20ت.د50ت.د100ت.د200ت.د0.5125

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Tunisia is 11.88 Mbps and mobile is 34.53 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Tunisia has less ATMs.33.85 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Tunisia, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Tunisia. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type E 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Tunisia will celebrate 9 national public holidays. The next one Independence Day will take place on March 20.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2023 New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day
January 14, 2023 Revolution and Youth DayRevolution and Youth Day
March 20, 2023 Independence DayIndependence Day
April 9, 2023 Martyrs’ DayMartyrs’ Day
May 1, 2023 Labour DayLabour Day
June 1, 2023 Victory DayVictory Day
July 25, 2023 Republic DayRepublic Day
August 13, 2023 Women’s DayWomen’s Day
October 15, 2023 Eid El Jala’Eid El Jala’

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Tunisia?

There are Mariott hotels in 2 cities: Sousse and Tunis.

There are no Hilton hotels in Tunisia.

There are no IHG hotels in Tunisia.

There are no Best Western hotels in Tunisia.

There are Radisson hotels in 3 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Tunisia.

What fast food chains are present in Tunisia?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Tunisia.

The KFC chain does not operate in Tunisia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Tunisia.

The Subway chain does not operate in Tunisia.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Tunisia.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Tunisia.

Weather

What is the weather like in Tunis?

Today the sun in Tunis, rises at 7:12 AM and sets at 5:54 PM. The climate of Tunis may be categorized as a Mediterranean (Csa), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9RainLow: 8.6°C (47.48°F)High: 11.6°C (52.88°F)
FridayFeb 10Rain showersLow: 8.3°C (46.94°F)High: 10.7°C (51.26°F)
SaturdayFeb 11OvercastLow: 8.9°C (48.02°F)High: 13.5°C (56.3°F)
SundayFeb 12OvercastLow: 6°C (42.8°F)High: 14.6°C (58.28°F)
MondayFeb 13FogLow: 8.2°C (46.76°F)High: 12.6°C (54.68°F)
TuesdayFeb 14FogLow: 5.4°C (41.72°F)High: 15.6°C (60.08°F)

Weather data for Tunis (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is not available in Tunisia. You can use Bolt in 2 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Tunisia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 4.9, Tunisia is placed 70th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Tunisia traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 16.50 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Tunisia

197 Police
190 Ambulance
190 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • 2L (under 25% alcohol content)
  • 1L (above 25% alcohol content)

Tobacco allowance

  • 200 cigarettes
  • 100 cigarillos
  • 50 cigars
  • 500 grams of rolling tobacco
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