Travel warning for Tunisia
- The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises against all but essential travel to Tunisia. The country is in a state of emergency, brought into effect after the recent terrorist attack in Sousse and a suicide attack on a police bus. Further attacks are thought highly likely and the threat of terrorism remains high.
- If you do choose to travel to Tunisia, we will not be able to offer you any form of travel insurance and will not be able to do so until the Foreign & Commonwealth Office recommendation deems it safe to travel.
- If you were due to travel to Tunisia and you wish to amend or cancel your Tunisia travel insurance policy with Holiday Extras, place a call to 0800 977 4276 or +441303 816498 from mobiles and when you're calling from abroad. We can amend your policy to another holiday destination or we can refund your policy - bear in mind we will need to see proof that you were travelling to Tunisia.
- If you are currently in Tunisia and experiencing difficulty retrieving advice and information, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office have set up a hotline for British nationals: +44 207 008 0000.
- Visit our current Tunisia travel advice page for up to date information.
Most insurers require a certain amount to be paid for a claim to be considered: this is called the policy excess. The excess on Holiday Extras policies range from around £75-£100, with many sections of our cover requiring no excess at all. If you would prefer to avoid paying the excess for all of the sections of cover, we suggest adding the excess waiver to your policy.
Tips for travel to Tunisia
Currency Tunisia trades in the Tunisian dinar. It is illegal to import or export the dinar, so youll have to change your money at the airport when you arrive. Do not change too much, as you can only re-exchange 30 per cent of the amount, and be sure to keep your receipts.
Dressing It is advisable for women to dress modestly in Tunisia.
Medical Consult with your GP six to eight weeks before travelling. Both Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccinations are usually recommended, and required vaccinations are necessary to benefit from our medical insurance.
Top things to do in Tunisia
- The Bardo Museum is home to the worlds 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.