Everything You Need To Know About A Tunisia
North African country of Tunisia follows simple entry requirements for most
nationalities visiting it for tourism, transit, or business purposes. 97
countries, including the United Kingdom and nations of the EU, fall under
Tunisia’s visa waiver policy.
of the UK who hold a valid British passport can enter Tunisia without a visa
and stay there for a period not exceeding 90 days per visit.
order to avail the visa-exemption facility, you need to carry some regular
documentation, which is applicable under any visa-free regime. These include:
- A passport that holds a validity of
at least three months from the exit date from Tunisia. However, we would advise
you to carry a passport that has a minimum validity of six months.
Additionally, please ensure that it has enough (at least 2) unused pages for
the necessary entry and exit stamps.
- Proof with shows that you have
enough funds to cover your stay in Tunisia.
- Onward or return airline tickets
- Documents that describe the purpose
of your trip
- Necessary documents for the next
check with your airlines once if they allow boarding without a visa.
contact your airline and confirm of they have overseas connecting flights that
may require an additional, separate transit visa.
You should be aware of the
visa requirements for all the countries that form a part of your journey.
you arrive at the airport, immigration officials will verify your documentation
and put an entry stamp on your passport.
However, if you have a British
passport but you were not born in the UK, you may be subjected to additional
checks. This process can take some time. However, there are usually no
complications in gaining entry. The entire procedure is free of charge.
Entry requirements for UK nationals visiting Tunisia for more than 90 days
If you wish to visit Tunisia for more than 90 days or for any other purposes than business, leisure, or transit, you might have to apply for a visa via the Tunisian Embassy in London.
In order to so, contact the consular section of the embassy and know the exact requirements. The regular documentation required for the common visa types include:
- A fully completed and signed visa application form
- A passport with a minimum validity of 6 months and at least two blank visa pages
- Two passport-size photographs, not older than 6 months
- Hotel reservations if you are traveling for a vacation/ an invitation letter if you are going on a business trip/ certificate of accommodation if you plan to visit friends or family
- Application fees (paid through cash or postal order payable to the Tunisian embassy)
Note: You can submit your visa application through post or in person. You should make an application at least two weeks before your departure date.
Currently, you also need to book an appointment online and appear for a personal interview. However, the Tunisian government is set to introduce an electronic application system where applicants will be able to fill up the visa application form online. This will then do away with the current process of appearing for a personal interview.
The procedure will be similar to an e-visa, where you shall need to complete the form online and upload the required supporting documents.
You shall get approval via mail. You can take a printout and present it to the immigration officials at the airport. They will verify your details and stamp a visa on your passport.
However, the e-visa portal has still not been launched for UK nationals. We shall revisit this section as soon as we receive further updates.
UK Emergency Travel Documents
British nationals can use UK ETDs at Tunisia’s entry and exit points. If you have lost your passport or it is stolen and you need to depart the country using an ETD, please remember to carry a copy of the police report as you might need to present it to the Immigration Officer.
British nationals who hold Tunisian citizenship should use their Tunisian passport to enter or leave the nation. If you present a British passport, you might face unnecessary complications at the points of arrival and departure.
Vital Points to note before traveling to Tunisia
If you are traveling to Tunisia, you do not need mandatory vaccinations. However, we would strongly recommend you to be vaccinated for Typhoid and Hepatitis A in order to ensure your own safety. It is also advisable to have polio and tetanus immunizations. There is no danger of malaria in the country.
Women travelers are advised to stick to modest apparel since Tunisia is an Islamic country, especially in the prime tourist areas and its capital Tunis.