Tunisia open to tourists but with entry restrictions – [Update]

Tunisia reopening borders for tourism
Tunisia reopening borders for tourism

Tunisia reopened to tourism its air, land, and sea borders a couple of months ago. The country is currently implementing a green, orange, and red epidemiology classification list.

As of now, everyone is allowed entry but depending on your country’s color status you can either stay or only transit.

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13 NOV

Tunisia has 76,106 confirmed COVID cases and 2,151 deaths caused by the virus at the moment. Daily cases are currently between 1000-1500 cases and situations is slowly improving. CDC warning is at level 3, therefore only essential travel is recommended.

Who is allowed entry to Tunisia?

According to the last official report, these are the green-listed countries. To be on this list does not mean that you are allowed entry without restrictions. (See below restrictions for green countries)

Green-listed countries

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire, Saint Eustache, and Saba
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • China (including Hong Kong and Macao)
  • Cyprus
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Greenland
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Holy See
  • Isle of man
  • Ivory Coast
  • Laos
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mongolia
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Pakistan
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Lucia
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Vietnam

Orange-listed countries

Tunisia reopening borders for tourism - travel restrictions
  • Angola
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Benign
  • Bhutan
  • Botswana
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cuba
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Lithuania
  • Madagascar
  • Mozambique
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Republic of Korea
  • Rwanda
  • San Marino
  • Senegal
  • Serbia 
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Tajikistan
  • Togo
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Red-listed countries

Tunisia reopening borders for tourism - travel restrictions
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Emirates
  • Holland
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Do I need to submit a COVID-19 test to enter Tunisia?

Regardless of your country’s color code, all travelers must arrive with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.

Entry restrictions for green countries

  • You must bring proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival in Tunisia. 
  • You will be advised to quarantine at home for 7 days, but it is not mandatory.

Entry restrictions for orange countries

  • You must bring proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival in Tunisia. 
  • You must quarantine at home for 7 days if you are asymptomatic or 14 if you show any COVID-19 related symptoms. 
  • 5 or 7 days after arrival, you must take another COVID-19 test at your own expense.

Entry restrictions for red countries*

  • You must bring proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival in Tunisia. 
  • You must quarantine at a government-approved facility for 7 days.
  • 5 or 7 days after arrival, you must take another COVID-19 test at your own expense. If it comes back negative, you will be allowed to quarantine at home for another 7 days. 

*Coming from a red country means you will only be allowed to enter Tunisia if you are a national or a permanent resident. 

What are the current restrictions in Tunisia?

Tunisia travel restrictions - reopening borders

Back on October 28, Tunisian authorities announced new restrictions to tackle the spread of the virus.

  • There is a nation-wide curfew from Monday to Friday (8pm to 5am); and Saturday and Sunday, 7pm to 5am.
  • All interstate and intercity travel is forbidden.
  • Cafes and restaurants must close at 4pm.
  • Public and private gatherings are suspended from October 30 until November 15.
  • Religious services are suspended until November 15.

Do I have to wear a mask in Tunisia?

Wearing a face mask in public places is mandatory at all times. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in a fine or imprisonment.

What is the COVID-19 situation in Tunisia?

The coronavirus situation in Tunisia has been getting worse since last August. As of today, the country has reported 58,029 positive cases, 5,032 of them have already recovered and 

1,253 deaths. Over the last few days, the country went from 2,000 positive cases per day to more than 4,000. 

Our suggestions

  • As curfews and lockdowns are being imposed at short notice, we recommend you to closely follow the government official websites before traveling. 
  • Follow the Tunisian government on Facebook for updates https://www.facebook.com/ONMNE/