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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Tunisia Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Tunisia

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Local Situation: 2.6 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Tunisia. We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.5 / 5

Tunisia shares land borders with Libya and Libya. For these countries, the individual warning index is 5 (Libya) and 2.8 (Algeria).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Tunisia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution in Tunisia due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.   Do not travel to: Within 30 km of southeastern Tunisia along the border with Libya due to terrorism. Mountainous areas in the country’s west, including the Chaambi Mountain National Park area, due to terrorism. The desert ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/tunisia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/tunisia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel to the Chaambi Mountains National Park, including the town of Kasserine, near the border with Algeria due to ongoing armed conflict between Tunisian security forces and militant groups. Do not travel within 30 kilometres of the border with Algeria, in the military zone south of the towns of El Borma and Dhehiba, and within 50 kilometres of the border ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/tunisia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens travelling to Tunisia to exercise caution, following the terrorist attacks of 27 June 2019 on the radio station on Mount Orbata, in the Governate of Gafsa; in central Tunis just off the main boulevard Habib Bourgiba); in the Bardo neighbourhood and in Sousse.  

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Tunesien.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/tunesien/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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Caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/tunisia/

About Tunisia

Tunisia with its capital Tunis is a country in Africa (Northern Africa), slightly larger than Georgia (163,610 km²). The country is located Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Libya. The climate can be described as temperate in north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers; desert in south. The landscape is mountains in north; hot, dry central plain; semiarid south merges into the Sahara. With a population of about 10.38 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Tunis
Population about 10.38 million
Size 163.610 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Georgia
Common languages ar-TN,fr
Currency Dinar (short: TND)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +216
Internet Top Level Domain .tn
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 TN
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 TUN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 788

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Tunisia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • limited natural freshwater resources
  • overgrazing
  • soil erosion
  • toxic and hazardous waste disposal is ineffective and poses health risks
  • water pollution from raw sewage

Natural hazzards

  • droughts
  • earthquakes
  • flooding

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Tunisia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agribusiness
  2. beverages
  3. footwear
  4. iron ore
  5. mining particularly phosphate
  6. petroleum
  7. textiles
  8. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. almonds
  2. beef
  3. citrus fruit
  4. dairy products
  5. dates
  6. grain
  7. olive oil
  8. olives
  9. sugar beets
  10. tomatoes

Tunisian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Tunisia.

Export products

  1. agricultural products
  2. chemicals
  3. clothing
  4. electrical equipment
  5. hydrocarbons
  6. mechanical goods
  7. phosphates
  8. semi-finished goods
  9. textiles

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. hydrocarbons
  5. machinery
  6. textiles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Tunisia?

Tunisia is currently rated at 2,6 out of a possible 5.0. We advise caution when travelling to Tunisia.

So ... is it safe to travel Tunisia?

Visiting the country Tunisia is usually fine. Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many advisories do you know for Tunisia?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 8 active advisories for Tunisia.