Airport guide

Airports in Tunisia

Language

Most Tunisians speak Arabic and French, although a number of younger people speak English, which is taught in schools. Some people also speak German and Italian.

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Money

Tunisia’s official currency is the Tunisian dinar, which breaks down into 1000 millimes. Major traveler’s checks are widely accepted and best carried in US dollars. Other currencies can rack up hefty exchange fees. Most towns and resorts have ATMs, and tourist areas usually accept major credit cards, especially Visa.

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Communications

Tunisia’s international country code is 216. To call another country from Tunisia, dial 00 followed by the appropriate country code. Internet coverage is vast and many main cities and towns have Internet cafes.

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Tipping

Tipping isn’t generally expected outside of resort and hotels, but does show an appreciation of good food and service. Tip 10 percent to waiters in any resort or hotel restaurants.

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Safety

Some popular tourist spots might be at risk for international terrorists.

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Health

You don’t need any vaccinations to enter Tunisia and there are no serious health risks. Travelers’ diarrhea and parasitic infections might be a problem outside of the modern seaside resorts. Outside of the resorts, stick to boiled, purified water, and eat only well-cooked food. Medical supplies are limited, so make sure you bring enough of any needed medication. Carry health insurance as you will be expected to pay any medical bills immediately after treatment.

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Electricity

Tunisia’s electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz and uses round, two-pinned plugs.

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A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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