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General information

Passport:

need to be valid for travel especially for people coming on their own.

Customs:

On the plane, you will be provided with a boarding pass which you need to fill in on both sides. At the customs, the officer will stamp it on each side and will give you one back. You need it to keep safe until you return home as it acts as an ID while you are in Tunisia.

Telephone:

you will have no problem using you mobile phones in Tunisia.

International codes:

same code as for your country of origin. Exp. GB: 0044, France:0033, Switzerland: 0041 etc.…

Clothing:

In winter, plan for half season outfits and one warm item of clothing. From June till September, you can use light summer clothes.

Valuable items:

We will advise you to keep your valuable items in the safe in your room or at the hotel reception.

Water:

Tap water is generally safe to drink, but just to be cautious; you may purchase mineral water from the hotel or local grocery shops.

General practitioners (GP):

All hotels have a GP on 24 hour call. In an emergency, please contact Siroko Travel representative.

Medications:

you will find all types of drugs in all our chemists, but you are advised to bring your usual treatments and prescriptions for any special treatment. - in winter: chemists are open from 08.30 to13.00 pm and 15.00 pm to 19.00 pm Monday to Friday and from 08.00 am to 13.00 pm on Saturday.
- in summer: they are open from 08.00 am to 13.30 pm Monday to Friday and from 8.00am till 13.00pm on Saturday. Night chemists are available in each district.

Electric power:

It is 220 voltage. Plugs used in Tunisia are two pin plugs, same as Europe. English customers need adapters (3 pin plug to 2 pin plug).

Currency:

The local currency is the Tunisian Dinar (TND) which is divided in 1000 millimes. One Euro is worth 1.5 TND at the moment. Unfortunately, you cannot change TND outside Tunisia. Exchange rate is the same in hotels and in banks.

Credit Cards:

Credit cards are widely accepted in most hotels and virtually all shops. You will be able to withdraw money from all cash points in most cities.

Jabs ( vaccination):

None needed.

Local time:

Time is the same as in England.

Language:

Arabic is the first spoken language in Tunisia, however, most people especially in Tunis and other big cities, speak fluent French.

Climate:

Mediterranean. The days are warm and bright but as soon as the sun sets, the temperature drops in winter and it is often around zero degrees at night in the desert.

Behaviour:

we expect a good personal and social conduct especially in rural areas.

Shops:

They open at different times but generally from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 15.30pm to 19.00pm.

Banks:

You can either change your money at the hotel or at the bank. You need to ask for a receipt and then keep it safe until you return home in order to change the unused money back. Alternatively, you could use the foreign exchange agencies which are found mainly in cities. The bank opening times in winter are from 8.00 am to 11.00am and from 14.00pm to 16.00 pm Monday to Friday. In summer, from 8.00 am to 11.00 am Monday to Friday.

Post office:

Open from 08.00am to 13.00 pm Monday to Saturday in the summer months. In winter however, they are open from 08.00 am to 12.00 and 14.00pm to 18.00pm Monday to Thursday and from 08.00am to 13.00pm Friday and Saturday.

Tips:

Tips are of course discretionary but you can always reward good service in restaurants, wine bars and cafes in Tunisia. Generally, it is about 10% of the invoice amount.
Immeuble LATINA, Apt NB1
Rue des Lacs de MAZURIE
Les Berges du Lac
1053 TUNIS

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(+216) 71 965 267
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