Tunisia first reopened its borders for tourism in June but has changed entry requirements many times since. In March 2021, Tunisia simplified its entry rules, which we cover in detail below.
While many Europeans are familiar with holidaying in Tunisia, as it’s only a 2-hour direct flight away, the destination is just recently gaining popularity in the Western hemisphere.
Known for having a variety of historical and cultural attractions, like the ancient city of Carthage, but also affordable and modern beachfront resorts, Tunisia is attracting more and more tourists each year.
Here all the latest COVID-19 entry requirements for Tunisia and everything travelers need to know before booking their trip.
Countries Permitted To Visit Tunisia
As of November 16, all countries are once again welcome in Tunisia under regular visa laws.
Prior to this, Tunisia had a confusing red, orange, green list system that changed constantly and had very different requirements for each list. The list system has now been discontinued.
March 2021 Update: Currently the UK, South Africa, and Denmark are not permitted to enter due to variant strains.
Health Declaration Form To Enter Tunisia
All passengers must fill out the online Health Declaration Form before entering Tunisia.
After completion of the form, a QR code will be sent to your email. You will need to show this QR code to the airline before boarding, as well as to customs/immigration when you land.
Tunisia’s PCR Testing Entry Requirements
All arrivals into Tunisia will need to bring proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours prior to the first embarkation point.
Results can be in English, French, or Arabic and children under 12 are exempt.
Starting March 8 2021 a 2nd PCR test will need to be taken within 48 hours after arriving in the country (paid for and scheduled by the traveler).
Quarantine Entry Requirements for Tunisia
As of May 3, 2021, a 7-day hotel quarantine is required from all passengers entering Tunisia. A list of approved hotels can be found HERE.
Exceptions to the hotel quarantine: If a passenger can show proof of vaccination, they will be exempt from the 7-day hotel quarantine. They will still need to provide the required PCR tests.
Tunisia’s Mandatory Contact Tracing App
All visitors must download the Track and Trace contact tracing app and use it for the duration of their stay in the country.
COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements
All tourists should have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to Tunisia.
COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Tunisia
All visitors must follow COVID-19 health requirements while in Tunisia:
- Wearing a mask is required by law in all public and enclosed spaces
- Gatherings of over 4 people are prohibited
- Opening hours and capacities of shop and restaurants are still very limited
- Daily curfew from 10:00pm to 5:00am
COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements
Tunisia has not announced any mandates on a proof of vaccine for entry. They are currently making exceptions for vaccinated travelers to bypass the 7-day hotel quarantine.
Visa Entry Requirements For Tunisia During COVID-19
All visitors to Tunisia will still be required to follow all normal visa rules and requirements.
97+ countries can visit visa-free
If you are a citizen of a country that requires a visa, you will need to apply for one at your consulate before traveling.
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Tunisia’s Covid-19 Entry Requirement Summary:
- Check to see if your country requires a visa
- Have a PCR test performed 72 hours before arrival
- Fill out the online health declaration form
- Download the contact tracing app
- Follow all health protocols while in Tunisia
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