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Last verified: Thursday, 21. November 2019 at 07:21 AM

Tunisia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Tunisia

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: 3.4 / 5

Tunisia shares land borders with Libya and Libya. For these countries, the individual warning index is 5 (Libya) and 2.7 (Algeria).

Advice scoring history for Tunisia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Tunisia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

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.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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 ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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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 ...

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Tunesien.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Trafiken är den största säkerhetsrisken. Undantagstillstånd som ger myndigheterna större befogenheter har förlängts till och med 31.12.2019. Undantagstillståndet trädde i kraft redan i november 2015. Undvik gränsområdena mot Libyen och Algeriet.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/TN

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Der er undtagelsestilstand i Tunesien pga. risiko for terror. Det betyder, at du fx kan se politi/militær i gaderne, opleve øget kontrol ved indgange til turistattraktioner osv. Det er vigtigt, at du altid har gyldigt billed-ID på dig. Når du rejser til Tunesien, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed. De fleste danskere har ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/tunesien/

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Tunisia.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Den vestlige del af Tunesien og syd for linjen mellem byerne Nefta, Douz, Médenine og Zarzis.

Info: Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Tunisia.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Den sydligste og sydøstligste del af Tunesien i grænseområderne mod Algeriet og Libyen. Nationalparkerne Jebel Chaambi, Jebel Salloum, Jebel Sammamma og Jebel Mghila. Området syd for El Borma og mod øst inklusiv Ben Guerdane.

Info: Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Individual rating changes for Tunisia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Tunisia. Most recent events first.

Changes from November 6th 2019

The total rating for Tunisia changed from 2.6 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Tunisia with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Tunisia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Tunisia with a rating of 2.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Tunisia with a rating of 3.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Tunisia with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Tunisia with a rating of 2.0.

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The Cypriot government issued a new warning for Tunisia with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Tunisia with a rating of 3.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Tunisia with a rating of 3.0.

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 Arabic, French
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 of 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 to and from 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. Collected from 8 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Tunisia.

Is it safe to travel Tunisia in 2019?

Visiting the country Tunisia is usually fine. The score is at 2,6 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Tunisia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 8 individual sources for Tunisia.

What is the size of Tunisia?

Tunisia has a size of 163,610 km² or 63,170 mi² which is slightly larger than Georgia.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.