Get comprehensive travel insurance for your Tunisia trip
Travel with peace of mind by booking travel insurance for Tunisia
Exploring the intricacies of Tunisia makes for a great holiday. A small but significant North African gem, Tunisia enjoys the benefits of a balmy Mediterranean coast and the beauty of its Ottoman heritage. You might be wondering where exactly Tunisia is for travel insurance, despite its close proximity to Europe, cover for Tunisia is classed as a Worldwide travel insurance policy (excluding USA, Canada and Caribbean).
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Holiday Extras ensures that your trip to Tunisia goes as swimmingly as possible by offering excellent insurance policies at competitive prices. Choose from four levels of cover:
Why choose us?
- - Voted best insurance provider 11 years running
- - Policies with no excess available
- - UK based contact centre and 24/7 helpline
- - No maximum age on single trip policies**
- - Over 25 years experience selling Travel Insurance
Tunisia as a holiday destination
Although very small in relation to many of its African counterparts, Tunisia has enough natural beauty and history to rival much larger countries. Within the capital, Tunis, lies the Bardo Museum, boasting archaeological exhibits ranging from Roman mosaics to Islamic art. Tunis marks the site of ancient Carthage, and its rich history can be discovered at the Carthage National Museum. When booking travel insurance for Tunisia it's important to get the most suitable cover for you, enabling you to enjoy the beauty and layered history of the country.
Is Tunisia safe?
Though a predominantly safe country that attracts millions of visitors every year, it's always recommended to check up on the Tunisia travel advice government website for more up-to-date information on travelling to Tunisia.
You can contact the emergency services by calling 197 (police â€" when in cities and towns), 193 (national guard â€" when in rural areas or small villages), 190 (ambulance) or 198 (civil protection â€" for assistance at incidents, such as car accidents, to provide medical assistance and response to fire).
Tunisia trades in the Tunisian dinar and is what is called a 'closed currency'. However, it is illegal to import or export the dinar, so even if you find somewhere in the UK that sells the dinar, you'll have to change your money at the airport when you arrive. Make sure you not change too much, as you can only re-exchange 30% of the amount, and be sure to keep your receipts.
Tunisia is a predominantly Muslim country and while it is a favourite for western tourists from all over the world, it is advisable for western women to dress modestly and be respectful of religious and cultural customs when you're out and about.
We would always advise that before embarking on your holiday that you consult with your GP 6-8 weeks before travelling. Both Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccinations are usually recommended, and any required vaccinations are necessary to benefit from our medical insurance.
Top things to do in Tunisia
- The Bardo Museum is home to the world's largest collection of Roman mosaics.
- Visit the ruins of Carthage, former capital of the Phoenician government, on the shores of the Mediterranean.
- Breathe in the fresh sea air of Hammamet, a fishing town with gorgeous natural scenery and heaps of unspoiled charm.
- Delve into the Sahara region, where shifting sands and awe-inspiring landscapes are the norm, and hidden gems like Chenini village paint a unique picture of Tunisian life.
- Lake Ichkeul, populated by herons, flamingos and storks, offers an unparalleled bird watching experience.
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