Tunisia map

Region: Northern Africa


Passport Validity
6 months
- Transit Without Visa with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 48 hours. Must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.
Dual Nationality
State Dept. reports: "U.S. citizens of Tunisian origin and dual American-Tunisian citizens are expected to enter and exit Tunisia on their Tunisian passports. If a Tunisian-American succeeds in entering using a U.S. passport, he or she will still have to present a valid Tunisian passport to exit the country. If a U.S. citizen enters Tunisia on a Tunisian passport, he or she must exit on a Tunisian passport."
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. State Dept. reports: "A residence permit is needed for stays longer than 90 days. The residence permit can be obtained from the central police station of the district of residence."
  2. State Dept. reports: "U.S. citizens born in the Middle East or with Arabic names have experienced delays in clearing immigration upon arrival."

COVID-19 Travel Alert

Updated: 2020-07-17
Air, sea, land borders reopened, but entry limited
  • On June 27, after more than three months of closure, air, sea and land borders were reopened. Both incoming and outgoing international flights have resumed.

(Source: "Tunisia reopens air, sea, land borders as it controls virus spread" )

Conditions Of Entry
  • GOV.UK reports: "Entry requirements into Tunisia vary depending on the prevalence of the epidemic in travellers’ country of residence. The Tunisian authorities have classified the UK as a “Green” country...Tunisian authorities now permit individuals resident in the UK 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 published (in French) online. See further information. The Tunisian authorities are updating country classifications regularly...".

(Source: "Entry requirements - Tunisia travel advice - GOV.UK" )