Visa and entry requirements Tunisia:
No visa is required
Information from the Foreign Office on her trip to Tunisia:
Tunisia is a state in North Africa with about 11,5 million inhabitants. The country borders on Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean to the north and east. The territory of Tunisia also includes the offshore island of Djerba and other smaller islands. The official language of the country is Arabic and the means of payment is the Tunisian Dinar, where 1, - Euro is about 3, - TND. The country's largest cities include Tunis, Sfax, Sousse, Ettadhamen, Kairouan, La Goulette, Bizerte, Ariana and Monastir.
Tunisia is the northernmost country of the African continent and only about 140 kilometers from the Italian Sicily from Europe. The state has a north-south extension of 780 kilometers, while the extent from west to east is only 380 kilometers.
In Tunisia, the lowest birth rate in the Arab world prevails and is therefore on average the oldest population in Africa. About 96% of the Tunisian population is committed to the Muslim faith, in the country Islam is the state religion.
Tunisia has abundant mineral resources, including oil, natural gas, gold, phosphates, iron ore, lead and zinc. The main crops are olives, dates, citrus fruits, cereals and vegetables, and the state is one of the world's largest exporters of olive oil.
The main industry in Tunisia is the textile and leather industry, which accounts for almost 41% of export earnings.
In addition, tourism plays a big role in the economy of the country. Due to some terrorist attacks, especially on foreign tourists and due to the somewhat unstable political situation in the country, the tourism sector, however, after a total of almost eight million annual visitors, came to a significant slump. Tourist attractions include the coastal cities of Monastir, Hammamet, Nabeul, Mahdia, Sousse and Port El-Kantaoui, the island of Djerba, the capital Tunis, the Sahara desert and the archaeological sites in Carthage.
The capital and largest city of Tunisia is Tunis with about 1,2 million inhabitants. Tunis is the political and economic center of the country and is located near the Mediterranean Sea. The city's main attractions include Medina, Ez Zitouna, Bab El Bhar, the Tunisian Parliament, the National Museum, Avenue Habib Bourguiba, the Central Market, and the Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul , Berber Village, Municipal Theater, Art Museum, Sidi Youssef Mosque, Kasbah Square, Kasbah Mosque, Clock Tower, Victoria Square and Tourbet El Bey Mausoleum.
Anyway, the country of Tunisia will always be in my memory because that's where it all started. In September 1991 I took the first flight trip of my life with two other friends. At that time, Tunis Air traveled from Berlin to Monastir on a Boeing 727 to spend a three-week holiday in a huge hotel complex in Hammamet. The grandiose idea to go swimming in the Mediterranean on the first evening in the dark turned out to be fatal. For at this time of the year, on the southern shores of the sea, there are always the dangerous jellyfish, which cling to their legs with their barbs and cause a very unpleasant burning sensation, at all places which have come into contact with the jellyfish.
After this initial learning effect, this holiday was otherwise unbelievably fun and of course made you want more. That was the beginning of my following travel career !!!
The second time I visited Tunis in July 2017 as the starting point of my trip to Central Africa. The old town Medina is a pretty exciting place for tourists, because there is a fabulous bustle. Immediately noticeable was that especially in the center of Tunis was an incredible amount of garbage on the streets and in the narrow streets. But otherwise, the North African city seemed more southern European, quite safe and touristy very pleasant.