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Tunisia travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial
Flight Restrictions

published 02.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to nationals of Tunisia and passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Tunisia.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Maarten, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Yemen or Zambia.
2. Passengers arriving from Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Comoros, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, India, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Spain, Sri Lanka, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Yemen or Zambia must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
3. Passengers arriving from Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Comoros, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, India, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Spain, Sri Lanka, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Yemen or Zambia are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
4. A completed Health Declaration form must be presented before boarding and to immigration upon arrival.

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Quarantine

The Tunisian authorities are updating country classifications. Individuals resident in “Orange” countries can travel to Tunisia, subject to: Self-isolating in ones place of residence or a hotel at your own expense for 14 days. Individuals resident in “Red” countries are not permitted to enter Tunisia, unless they are Tunisian nationals or they hold residency in Tunisia. These individuals can travel to Tunisia subject to: Spending seven days in a quarantine facility in a hotel (which you will have to pay for) then an additional seven days in confinement at home, subject to a negative COVID-19 test.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.
No testing will be carried out on arrival, but travellers resident in certain countries may need to provide evidence of having taken a coronavirus PCR test that is negative no more than 72 hours before departure.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

  • Tunisia *****International Restrictions:
    Flights have resumed operations to Tunisia, although limited. There are currently no transit flights through Tunisia.
    Entry requirements into Tunisia vary depending on the prevalence of the epidemic in travellers’ country of residence. Tunisian authorities now permit individuals to travel to Tunisia, with no requirement to take a test before departing or self-isolate on arrival. Lists of countries classed as “Green”, with a low prevalence of the epidemic, and “Orange”, with a medium prevalence of the epidemic, are updated by the Tunisian authorities regularly so please ensure you check [http://www.santetunisie.rns.tn/fr/] [http://onmne.tn/fr/].
    Individuals resident in “Orange” countries can travel to Tunisia, subject to: Having taken a coronavirus PCR test that is negative no more than 72 hours before departure and bringing evidence of this result with you; Self-isolating in your place of residence or a hotel at your own expense for 14 days. If you wish to leave self-isolation, you may do so from the sixth day after your arrival, by paying for a PCR test and receiving a negative result; and Signing a declaration to confirm that you will abide by these rules.
    Individuals resident in “Red” countries are not permitted to enter Tunisia, unless they are Tunisian nationals or they hold residency in Tunisia. These individuals can travel to Tunisia subject to: Having taken a coronavirus PCR test that is negative no more than 72 hours before departure and bringing evidence of this result with you; and Spending seven days in a quarantine facility in a hotel (which you will have to pay for) then an additional seven days in confinement at home, subject to a negative COVID-19 test; and Signing a declaration to confirm that you will abide by these rules. On arrival in Tunisia, you must provide your contact details and travel information.

    UNHAS flights are suspended.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are no restrictions on travel to and from airports and ports. All modes of public transport (taxis, buses, trains and others) are permitted to operate at full capacity. The Tunisian authorities have announced that wearing a face mask in public places is mandatory. Tunisian authorities have implemented localised lockdowns in response to the detection of infection clusters. If you are subject to a localised lockdown, follow the instructions of the authorities. Hotels and private rentals are available to book, although hotels are required to operate at 50% of their capacity. Hygiene measures are in place, including luggage disinfection on arrival, temperature checks on entry and hand sanitiser in public spaces. Tourists must wear face masks on the transport to their accommodation. Self-service restaurants are not allowed to operate as normal, food must be served to guests while they are seated. Cafes, restaurants, bars and places of worship are permitted to operate at 70% of normal capacity. Many public places have hygiene measures in place, including taking a temperature check and sanitising hands upon entry. Cultural and artistic events can only be held in open air spaces at 70% of normal capacity. Sports stadiums are allowed to open but without spectators.

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    10.07.2020
  • Tunisia Some operations resume at Tunis-Carthage airport as borders reopen (Egypt Independent, 28.06.2020)

    Tunisia ends coronavirus curfew (Reuters, 08.06.2020). Tunisia to open sea, air and land borders on 27June (Reuters, 01.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    The Tunisian authorities have advised that from 27 June entry requirements will vary depending on the prevalence of the epidemic in travelers’ country of residence. The only exceptions to this are for Tunisian nationals and for those with residency in Tunisia. Travel to Tunisia from “red countries” is subject to: Having taken a coronavirus PCR test that is negative no more than 72 hours before departure and bringing evidence of this result with you; and Spending seven days in quarantine then an additional seven days in confinement at home, subject to a negative COVID-19 test; and Signing a declaration to confirm that you will abide by these rules.Lists of countries classed as “Green”, with a low prevalence of the epidemic, and “Orange”, with a medium prevalence of the epidemic, are published (in French) on www.santetunisie.rns.tn. The Tunisian authorities have stated that these lists will be reviewed weekly. If and when the classification for the UK changes, this travel advice will be updated accordingly. Individuals resident in “Green” countries will not be subject to any coronavirus-specific entry requirements and will not need to take a test before departing. Individuals resident in “Orange” countries will need to have taken a coronavirus PCR test that is negative no more than 72 hours before departure. They will also need to self-isolate in their place of residence or a hotel at their own expense for 14 days. If they wish to leave self-isolation they may do so from the sixth day after their arrival, by paying for a PCR test and receiving a negative result.

    UNHAS flights are suspended.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 4 June, Tunisia removed or reduced a number of its confinement measures: Travel restrictions between cities and regions have been lifted; Cafes, hotels, restaurants and places of worship are permitted to reopen ;Public transport has resumed at 50% capacity; Public administrations, businesses and services can return to operating at full capacity.While the majority of restrictions have been lifted, the Tunisian authorities have announced that wearing a face mask in public places and the workplace is mandatory.

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    02.07.2020
  • Tunisia Tunisia ends coronavirus curfew (Reuters, 08.06.2020). Tunisia to open sea, air and land borders on 27June (Reuters, 01.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    The Tunisian authorities have advised that from 27 June entry requirements will vary depending on the prevalence of the epidemic in travelers’ country of residence. The only exceptions to this are for Tunisian nationals and for those with residency in Tunisia. Travel to Tunisia from “red countries” is subject to: Having taken a coronavirus PCR test that is negative no more than 72 hours before departure and bringing evidence of this result with you; and Spending seven days in quarantine then an additional seven days in confinement at home, subject to a negative COVID-19 test; and Signing a declaration to confirm that you will abide by these rules.Lists of countries classed as “Green”, with a low prevalence of the epidemic, and “Orange”, with a medium prevalence of the epidemic, are published (in French) on www.santetunisie.rns.tn. The Tunisian authorities have stated that these lists will be reviewed weekly. If and when the classification for the UK changes, this travel advice will be updated accordingly. Individuals resident in “Green” countries will not be subject to any coronavirus-specific entry requirements and will not need to take a test before departing. Individuals resident in “Orange” countries will need to have taken a coronavirus PCR test that is negative no more than 72 hours before departure. They will also need to self-isolate in their place of residence or a hotel at their own expense for 14 days. If they wish to leave self-isolation they may do so from the sixth day after their arrival, by paying for a PCR test and receiving a negative result.

    UNHAS flights are suspended.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 4 June, Tunisia removed or reduced a number of its confinement measures: Travel restrictions between cities and regions have been lifted; Cafes, hotels, restaurants and places of worship are permitted to reopen ;Public transport has resumed at 50% capacity; Public administrations, businesses and services can return to operating at full capacity.While the majority of restrictions have been lifted, the Tunisian authorities have announced that wearing a face mask in public places and the workplace is mandatory.

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    26.06.2020
  • Tunisia Tunisia ends coronavirus curfew (Reuters, 08.06.2020). Tunisia to open sea, air and land borders on 27June (Reuters, 01.06.2020)

    1. Flights to Tunisia are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
    2. Nationals and residents of Tunisia are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    Entry of business travellers from outside of the European Union is limited to sectors considered essential by the European Commission.

    UNHAS flights are suspended.

    Internal restrictions:

    On 4 June, Tunisia removed or reduced a number of its confinement measures: Travel restrictions between cities and regions have been lifted. Cafes, hotels, restaurants and places of worship are permitted to reopen. Public transport has resumed at 50% capacity. Public administrations, businesses and services can return to operating at full capacity. A curfew remains in place from 11 pm – 5 am. While the majority of restrictions have been lifted, the Tunisian authorities have announced that wearing a face mask in public places and the workplace is mandatory. Failure to respect this rule could lead to a fine.

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    10.06.2020
  • Tunisia Tunisia to open sea, air and land borders on 27June (Reuters, 01.06.2020)

    All flights to Tunisia are suspended.
    – This does not apply to:
    a. aircraft in a state of emergency;
    b. overflights;
    c. operations related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights;
    d. repatriation flights (only for nationals and permanent residents of Tunisia) – they will be placed in quarantine for 14 days;
    e. technical landings where passengers do not disembark;
    f. other safety-related operations.
    All the exceptions above are subject to prior request addressed to the Tunisian Civil Aviation Authority.

    Entry of business travellers from outside of the European Union is limited to sectors considered essential by the European Commission.

    UNHAS flights are suspended.

    Internal restrictions:

    On 4 June, Tunisia removed or reduced a number of its confinement measures: Travel restrictions between cities and regions have been lifted. Cafes, hotels, restaurants and places of worship are permitted to reopen. Public transport has resumed at 50% capacity. Public administrations, businesses and services can return to operating at full capacity. A curfew remains in place from 11 pm – 5 am. While the majority of restrictions have been lifted, the Tunisian authorities have announced that wearing a face mask in public places and the workplace is mandatory. Failure to respect this rule could lead to a fine.

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    05.06.2020
  • Tunisia All flights to Tunisia are suspended. – This does not apply to: a. aircraft in a state of emergency; b. overflights; c. operations related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights; d. repatriation flights (only for nationals and permanent residents of Tunisia) – they will be placed in quarantine for 14 days; e. technical landings where passengers do not disembark; f. other safety-related operations. All the exceptions above are subject to prior request addressed to the Tunisian Civil Aviation Authority. Entry of business travellers from outside of the European Union is limited to sectors considered essential by the European Commission. UNHAS flights are suspended.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until 28 May. A revised curfew is in place daily from 20.00 to 06.00: People are advised to avoid all movement, except for emergencies, health reasons and acquiring essential supplies. Suspension of inter-governorate or intercity travel. All gatherings of more than three people are banned. Non-respect of health regulations and restrictions is regarded as a crime and may lead to trial for involuntary homicide. 9,000 members of the security forces have been deployed. Relaxation of restrictions Government announces reduction of curfew hours, easing of lockdown as outbreak slows (Reuters, 13.05.2020) The gradual easing of restrictions begun on 4 May, – 4 May, phase 1: reopening up to 50% of commercial activities, financial services and businesses for establishments hiring more than 10 people, public services (municipalities and justice bodies) – 24 May, phase 2: recovery of above activities up to 75%, in addition to the reopening of cafes, tea rooms and restaurants – 4 June, phase 3: recovery of above activities up to 100%, resumption of cultural activities, collective prayers, reopening of religious venues and kindergartens. Medicine and pharmacy students will return to university on 11 May. From 28 May, school will resume for students in their final year of high school. Gradual resumption of university activities set for 1 June. The wearing of face masks will be highly recommended on public transport.

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    30.05.2020
  • Tunisia Government announces reduction of curfew hours, easing of lockdown as outbreak slows (Reuters, 13.05.2020) All flights to Tunisia are suspended. – This does not apply to: a. aircraft in a state of emergency; b. overflights; c. operations related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights; d. repatriation flights (only for nationals and permanent residents of Tunisia) – they will be placed in quarantine for 14 days; e. technical landings where passengers do not disembark; f. other safety-related operations. All the exceptions above are subject to prior request addressed to the Tunisian Civil Aviation Authority. UNHAS flights are suspended.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until 28 May. A revised curfew is in place daily from 20.00 to 06.00: People are advised to avoid all movement, except for emergencies, health reasons and acquiring essential supplies. Suspension of inter-governorate or intercity travel. All gatherings of more than three people are banned. Non-respect of health regulations and restrictions is regarded as a crime and may lead to trial for involuntary homicide. 9,000 members of the security forces have been deployed. Relaxation of restrictions The gradual easing of restrictions begun on 4 May, – 4 May, phase 1: reopening up to 50% of commercial activities, financial services and businesses for establishments hiring more than 10 people, public services (municipalities and justice bodies) – 24 May, phase 2: recovery of above activities up to 75%, in addition to the reopening of cafes, tea rooms and restaurants – 4 June, phase 3: recovery of above activities up to 100%, resumption of cultural activities, collective prayers, reopening of religious venues and kindergartens. Medicine and pharmacy students will return to university on 11 May. From 28 May, school will resume for students in their final year of high school. Gradual resumption of university activities set for 1 June. The wearing of face masks will be highly recommended on public transport.

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    27.05.2020
  • Tunisia All flights to Tunisia are suspended. – This does not apply to: a. aircraft in a state of emergency; b. overflights; c. operations related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights; d. repatriation flights (only for nationals and permanent residents of Tunisia) – they will be placed in quarantine for 14 days; e. technical landings where passengers do not disembark; f. other safety-related operations. All the exceptions above are subject to prior request addressed to the Tunisian Civil Aviation Authority. UNHAS flights are suspended.

    Internal restrictions:

    A general lockdown is in place until 3 May. A state of emergency is in place until 28 May. A revised curfew is in place daily from 20.00 to 06.00: People are advised to avoid all movement, except for emergencies, health reasons and acquiring essential supplies. Suspension of inter-governorate or intercity travel. All gatherings of more than three people are banned. Non-respect of health regulations and restrictions is regarded as a crime and may lead to trial for involuntary homicide. 9,000 members of the security forces have been deployed. Relaxation of restrictions The gradual easing of restrictions begun on 4 May, – 4 May, phase 1: reopening up to 50% of commercial activities, financial services and businesses for establishments hiring more than 10 people, public services (municipalities and justice bodies) – 24 May, phase 2: recovery of above activities up to 75%, in addition to the reopening of cafes, tea rooms and restaurants – 4 June, phase 3: recovery of above activities up to 100%, resumption of cultural activities, collective prayers, reopening of religious venues and kindergartens. Medicine and pharmacy students will return to university on 11 May. From 28 May, school will resume for students in their final year of high school. Gradual resumption of university activities set for 1 June. The wearing of face masks will be highly recommended on public transport.

    Source: https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

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    12.05.2020
  • Tunisia All flights to Tunisia are suspended.
    – This does not apply to:
    a. aircraft in a state of emergency;
    b. overflights;
    c. operations related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights;
    d. repatriation flights (only for nationals and permanent residents of Tunisia) – they will be placed in quarantine for 14 days;
    e. technical landings where passengers do not disembark;
    f. other safety-related operations.
    All the exceptions above are subject to prior request addressed to the Tunisian Civil Aviation Authority.

    UNHAS flights are suspended.

    Internal restrictions:

    A general lockdown is in place until 3 May.
    A state of emergency is in place until 28 May.
    A revised curfew is in place daily from 20.00 to 06.00:
    People are advised to avoid all movement, except for emergencies, health reasons and acquiring essential supplies.
    Suspension of inter-governorate or intercity travel.
    All gatherings of more than three people are banned.
    Non-respect of health regulations and restrictions is regarded as a crime and may lead to trial for involuntary homicide. 9,000 members of the security forces have been deployed.

    Relaxation of restrictions
    There will be a gradual easing of restrictions from 4 May to 14 June in three phases:
    – 4 May, phase 1: reopening up to 50% of commercial activities, financial services and businesses for establishments hiring more than 10 people, public services (municipalities and justice bodies)
    – 24 May, phase 2: recovery of above activities up to 75%, in addition to the reopening of cafes, tea rooms and restaurants
    – 4 June, phase 3: recovery of above activities up to 100%, resumption of cultural activities, collective prayers, reopening of religious venues and kindergartens.
    The wearing of face masks will be highly recommended on public transport.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia/staying-during-coronavirus
    https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/a6fb7bc2-785f-47e7-a639-19060f63fbd8
    [https://tn.usembassy.gov/updated-covid-19-message/]
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