What is the impact of covid in Tunisia for travellers? What do you need to plan to travel to Tunisia? Have there been any protocol changes? TourMaG explains everything to you. (updated 06/03/2022)
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Restrictions linked to the covid pandemic in Tunisia are easing.
This flagship destination for French travelers is always opening up a little more to tourists!
Vaccine, covid test, health pass… what protocol is required to travel with complete peace of mind in Tunisia?
Covid Tunisia: what protocol for vaccinated travellers?
Vaccinated travelers over the age of 18 must, to travel to Tunisia, present the certificate of their complete vaccination schedule against Covid-19.
They will also have to submit to random screening tests which will be carried out on arrival.
Note that people who test positive will have to self-isolate for 5 days, which can be extended to 7 days if symptoms appear.
Covid Tunisia: what about non-vaccinated travelers
Travelers over the age of 18 who have not been vaccinated or who have an incomplete vaccination schedule, including those who have received only a single dose of vaccine (for two-shot vaccines) must comply with several measures.
They must present a negative PCR test for Covid-19, bearing a QR codecarried out less than 48 hours before the first boarding or a antigen test (TDR-Ag) negative, carrying a QR code, carried out less than 24 hours before the first boarding (self-tests are not recognised).
As for vaccinated travellers, they may also be subjected to a random screening test on arrival.
As of May 27, 2022, 5-day self-quarantine is no longer required for unvaccinated foreign visitors over the age of 18 or who have not completed their vaccination schedule, arriving on Tunisian territory.
Pass, test… what about the children?
Travelers under the age of 18 are exempt from mandatory testing or vaccination.
Do I need a health pass in public places?
The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs specifies in its “Advice to travelers” section that a vaccination pass is required to access public places for all persons over 18 years of age.
The European health pass is recognized by the Tunisian authorities.
Tunisia classified in green by France
France has classified Tunisia in green. Green countries are areas or territories in which no active circulation of the virus is observed and no variant of concern is identified.
Travelers aged twelve or over who do not have proof of a complete vaccination schedule or a Covid-19 recovery certificate must present before travel for the return to France a negative result of a PCR test less than 72 hours old or an antigen (TAG) test less than 48 hours old.
To travel to Tunisia: identity card or passport?
Travelers must carry a passport in process of validation to travel to Tunisia. They do not need a visa for a stay of less than 3 months.
The valid national identity card, accompanied by the travel book issued by the agency, is tolerated for group travel.
Be careful, however, because this relaxation is sometimes not applied and it is therefore advisable to be in possession of a valid passport even when traveling in a group through an agency or a tour operator.
Find the latest news on Tunisia
Fram gathered its Embassies in Nabeul in Tunisia
FRAM organized a seminar dedicated to FRAM Embassies in Nabeul, Tunisia from March 31 to April 3, 2022. About forty participants were present.
FTI Voyages accelerates in Tunisia
FTI Voyages is accelerating in Tunisia. The tour operator will offer a product portfolio of 130 hotels (33 hotels in Djerba, 12 hotels in Mahdia, 5 hotels in Medenine, 43 hotels in Nabeul, 34 hotels in Sousse and 3 hotels in Tunis) on the destination and air stocks on Djerba, Monastir and Tunis.
Transavia opens new flights to Tunisia
On the strength of this relaxation, the airlines are expanding their flight schedules, such as Transavia, which has just announced the launch for the summer season of two new routes departing from Marseille.
Transavia will open the new routes: Marseille – Monastir and Marseille – Tunis respectively from July 17 and March 29, 2022.
Tickets are already on sale.
The Marseille – Monastir line will be operated up to 1 flight per week. The Marseille – Tunis line will be operated up to 2 flights per week.
Here is the interactive map of the green, orange and red countries: