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Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Tunisia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Tunisia: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, rabies, and influenza.
For more details on any of the above vaccinations, visit the detailed Passport Health specialty vaccination pages or make an appointment with your local Travel Medicine Specialist. Call or book online to schedule your appointment today.
Cholera is a gastrointestinal infection contracted through contaminated food or water. The CDC has identified Tunisia as a region with some risk of cholera. Consider the cholera vaccine, Vaxchora, before your trip.
The risk for contracting cholera in Tunisia is considered low for travelers. IAMAT specifically recommends vaccination for rescue or medical workers working in endemic areas.
U.S. citizens do not need a tourist visa for visits of up to 90 days. Travelers must have a passport that is valid for at least three months past the intended date of departure.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
In the north, Tunisia’s climate is Mediterranean, with desert in the south. Summer in Tunisia is hot and dry, and winters tend to be rainy.
August is the hottest month and January is the coldest, with average temperatures reaching 80F and 53F respectively.
The Sahara can get extremely hot, with temperatures reaching 104F. Sandstorms and dust storms are common.
The U.S. government recommends that all travelers exercise a high degree of vigilance while traveling in Tunisia due to threats of terrorism and civil unrest. Visitors should avoid all travel in southeastern Tunisia, in western mountainous regions and along the borders with Algeria and Libya.
In particular, the State Department’s travel warning recommends travelers avoid: Jendouba south of Ain Drahem and west of RN15, Kef, and Kasserine, next to the Algerian border; Ben Guerdan and Medenine, next to the Libyan border; Gafsa and Sidi Bou Zid in central Tunisia. The desert south of Remada is designated as a military zone by the Government of Tunisia. If travelers wish to enter the military zone, special authorization is required.
Travelers should be aware of risks of petty crime and street crime and maintain vigilance while traveling. Terrorist attacks and kidnappings have increased, with tourist attractions, government buildings and public areas all being targets.
Public demonstrations and protests frequently end in violent encounters between police and protesters, and they should be avoided. Tunisia has been in a state of emergency since 2015, which gives military and security forces significant discretionary powers.
Visitors should consider being accompanied by a guide or let a guide plan their trip.
Public beaches around major cities are sometimes unsafe to swim in due to pollution. Travelers should exercise caution to ensure water is safe to swim in.
All travelers should be keenly aware of the risks, particularly the terrorism and civil unrest, present in Tunisia. All travelers should read the U.S. government’s travel warning for Tunisia.
In Tunisia, it dress conservatively. Also note, consensual same-sex relations are criminalized in Tunisia.
Travelers should review Tunisia’s laws before traveling to the country.
Tunisia is a great location to visit, but does require you to pack some extra items:
All Americans visiting Tunisia should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Tunisia, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Tunis
North East Zone
Les Berges du Lac
1053 Tunis, Tunisia
Telephone: +(216) 71-107-000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: 71-107-000
Visit the Embassy to Tunisia website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
If you have any questions about traveling to Tunisia or are wondering what shots you may need for your trip, schedule an appointment by calling or book online now.
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