How to Get Around Tunisia

How to Get Around Tunisia


When choosing a holiday in Tunisia, you will inevitably think about what souvenirs are best to bring from there. Some useful tips:

Leather Products

In Tunisia, where the rest is unforgettable, you can buy slippers, belts, bags, clothes, as well as purses and wallets. Local leather shoes are durable, beautiful and well made. You can order tailoring of shoes according to your measurements.

Carpet products

In Tunisia, they are made from wool with traditional patterns. You can also buy striped mats (kelims), a Berber rug with a long pile, silk knotted carpets. In the south of the country, mats of bright colors with images of palm trees, animals, and people are sold. Carpets dyed with natural dyes


According to Homeagerly, the best Tunisian ceramics are sold in Gellala (unfired clay objects) and Nabeul (ware of bright colors). Don’t forget glass-blowing objects from Carthage and Cape Bon, as well as a variety of copper objects


Here you can buy real dates, fragrant and high-quality olive oil, many spices, green tea with mint, coffee, as well as grapes and wine made from it. Magon wine is especially popular, as well as the sweet and strong liqueur Tibarin.

Visa and customs

Citizens of Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Moldova and Lithuania entering Tunisia on a tourist voucher for up to 90 days do not need a visa. Previously, this visa-free entry was available only for tourist groups, now it is also allowed for individual tourists.

To enter the country without a visa, you need a passport with a validity of at least 3 months and a completed immigration card (it is issued at passport control or on board the aircraft). After that, the passport control officer will stamp the passport and return part of the immigration card to leave the country. If minors travel to Tunisia with one adult or on their own, a notarized power of attorney addressed to the escort is required.

A stamp for staying in Tunisia without a visa is free, but a fee of 30 dinars (about 800 rubles) is charged when leaving the country. To pay, you need to buy a stamp at the Tunis airport at a currency exchange office. Next, you need to paste it into your passport and go through control. You can’t leave without a stamp.

Customs rules are generally standard – you can not import weapons, drugs and other illegal things, a duty is imposed on the import of a certain amount of alcohol and cigarettes. There are also restrictions on the import of medicines, foodstuffs, plants and animals.

How to Get Around

When you choose where to relax in India, the question inevitably arises, what is the best way to get there?

By plane

There are permanent direct flights Moscow-Tunisia by Tunisair and Nouvelair (Tunis airport). Flights from Transaero arrive at Enfidha Airport (between Hammamet and Sousse). You can also get to Tunisia by Alitalia planes (via Rome) or Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul), but this is longer (from 6.5 hours) and more expensive. In the season there are charters from Kyiv, St. Petersburg, Moscow to Monastir, Enfida, the capital of Tunisia (about 4 hours).


In the centers of the resort areas near the coast there are minibus minibuses. The fare is about 0.5 dinars in one direction. It is necessary to agree in advance with the driver about the payment price. There are taxis in Tunisia: yellow (within the locality), “big” (to other cities). In the resorts, taxis can be hired for 1-2 dinars during the day and for 2-3 dinars at night.

Public transport

Municipal local transport – buses and trams. There are 30 bus and 5 tram routes in the capital of the country. Almost all trams and buses are old and have no air conditioning.

General buses operate outside the regular route (the number and place of arrival are on the windshields, but in Arabic). They are not recommended to be used.

Intercity buses are green and yellow and belong to the National Transportation Company. They are comfortable, drive fast, but often work at night to avoid the heat.

In the capital of Tunisia, travelers can use the local metro line.

Rent a Car

The cost of renting a car in Tunisia is about 80 dinars per day. It is possible to rent a car from the hotel, but the driver must be 21 years old and the license must be at least a year old. If you decide to go to the desert, notify the employees of the posts so that they can find you.


The international currency of Tunisia is the dinar (TND, DT). Trade is conducted only in dinars, euros and dollars are not accepted (forbidden by law). There are 1000 millimeters in one dinar.


Those who love Tunisia, rest in it is considered inferior without eating local dishes.

The cuisine of Tunisia, like any other eastern country, is exotic and solid. Here are just a few local dishes that convey Tunisian tastes and flavor:

  • Meat stewed with sweet pepper, cilantro and chili
  • Fragrant thick soup with veal and vegetables
  • Lamb roasted on a spit
  • Meat stew served cold
  • Delicious small smoked sausages
  • Meat baked in tomato sauce
  • Salad of sardines and tuna, roasted peppers and tomatoes
  • Dish of millet with vegetables, meat and sauces
  • Semolina cake with candied oranges, dates and cinnamon
  • Bun made from thin dough with sesame seeds and roasted almonds

How to Get Around Tunisia