Is it safe to travel in Tunisia?

Areas of Tunisia are perfectly safe to visit, especially the resorts, whereas there are still active areas of conflict that you absolutely must stay away from. Militarised zones and areas along the Libyan border should be avoided. It's also important that you keep an eye on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the UK government's recommendations.

For now, the general recommendation is to stay away from the borders. This is because the environment around that area is quite uncertain, so in order to remain safe, it would be best to avoid. However, top destinations like Tunis and Carthage are good to visit but should check before you fly just in case.

Safety tips when travelling to Tunisia

Some travel tips include:

As this is an Islamic nation, it's also important that you respect the local laws and customs. For example, during the fasting period of Ramadan, visitors are not required to fast; however, they must not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum in public.

What parts of Tunisia is it unsafe to travel to?

It's unsafe to travel to any militarised zones and generally around the borders of Algeria and Libya. More specific destinations you shouldn't travel to include:

  • The Chaambi Mountains National Park
  • Mount Salloum
  • Mount Sammamma
  • Mount Mghila
  • Libyan border
  • Ben Guerdane and the surrounding area

Do I need vaccinations when travelling to Tunisia?

There are a few vaccinations recommended by the World Health Organisation. These include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Cholera
  • Rabies

Contact your GP for more advice on which vaccinations you should receive before you go. Do note that some of these vaccinations require more than one dose, so see your GP at least one year before you fly.

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