Tunisia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate if you provide COVID-19 vaccination certificate that has a QR code

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine required for some travelers.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 02.12.2021
1. Passengers entering or transiting through Tunisia must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in Arabic, English or French.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
2. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with:
– Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or
– AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinovac, Sinopharm at least 14 days before arrival. A combination of vaccines is accepted.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Tunisia;
– passengers younger than 18 years.
3. Nationals and residents of Tunisia; must have a confirmed and paid hotel reservation for 10 days booked at https://www.ontt.tn/ar/blagh . The hotel payment confirmation must also include the costs related to the transfer between the airport and the hotel and the fees of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test that passengers must take during the last 24 hours of their hotel stay.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with:
– Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or
– AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinovac, Sinopharm at least 14 days before arrival. A combination of vaccines is accepted;
– passengers younger than 18 years if accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent/guardian;
– unaccompanied minors.
4. Passengers who are exempt from the hotel quarantine requirement could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days.
– This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with:
– Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or
– AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinovac, Sinopharm at least 14 days before arrival. A combination of vaccines is accepted.
5. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test upon arrival.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Tunisia Has Reopened Borders For Tourism. A traveler’s nationality determines the documents required to visit the country.

Tunisia’s visa policy requires passport holders from some nations to obtain a visa to enter its territory.

Passengers eligible to travel to Tunisia must have a confirmed quarantine hotel reservation for at least 10 days.

This does not apply to:

-Diplomatic passport holders traveling on duty
-Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing full vaccination that has a QR code

All overseas visitors must present evidence of a negative PCR test carried out no more than 72 hours before departure (120 hours before arriving in Tunisia).

It should have a QR code or be issued by a competent authority. The test date should be clearly shown, and the certificate must be in Arabic, English, or French.

Passengers who have been vaccinated and those who have a recovery certificate also require a PCR test to enter Tunisia.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt.

Passengers are required to complete an online Health Declaration Form (https://bit.ly/3vKOKfh) for Tunisia before departure. After submitting the E7mi form (https://www.visatunisia.com/travel-health-declaration/) for Tunisia, travelers receive an email containing a QR code. This is checked before boarding and by health officials on arrival in Tunisia.

Travelers must download Tunisia’s track and trace application on their mobile phones.

Passengers must have a confirmed and paid hotel reservation for 10 days at one of the following hotels:

Cosmos Tergui Club
Elmouradi Elmenzah Hotel
Elmouradi Mahdia Hotel
Golden Carthage Hotel & Residences
Hammamet Village Hotel
Helya Hotel
Kanta Hotel
Lac Leman Hotel
Neptunia Hotel
Palm Beach Club
Palmyra Holidays Hotel
Penthouse Hotel
Sousse City Beach Hotel
Sun Beach Resort
Tunisia Palace Hotel
Zenith Hotel

Vaccinated travelers or travelers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate are exempt from this requirement.

Note that passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon arrival.
 

Lockdown Details

Cafes, bars and restaurants are currently allowed to operate. Public places have hygiene measures in place, including obligatory face masks, taking a temperature check and sanitising hands upon entry.

The Tunisian authorities have announced that wearing a face mask in public places is mandatory. Failure to wear a mask may result in a fine or imprisonment.
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia/entry-requirements
Data Source: covidcontrols.co