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Travelling to Tunisia? Don't forget your Travel Insurance!

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. Well despite being on the African continent, your cover for Tunisia is classed as a European travel insurance policy.

Why Holiday Extras' Travel Insurance for Tunisia works

Holiday Extras ensures that your trip to Tunisia is trouble free by offering excellent insurance policies at competitive prices. Choose from our four levels of cover:

Bronze
Silver
Gold
Platinum
Baggage cover
£500
£1,500
£2,000
£2,000
Cancellation cover
£1,000
£2,500
£5,000
£5,000
Medical cover
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£10 million
£10 million
£10 million
Excess charge
£150
£100
£50
£0
Personal money, Passport,

gadget & wedding cover

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£500

Single Trip vs. Annual Multi-Trip

Depending on the frequency of your visits, you can pick between a Single trip and annual multi-trip policy if you think you'll visit Tunisia or anywhere else in Europe more than once per year. Through choosing annual cover and you'll benefit from the same cover levels offered on a single trip cover for an entire year.

Single Trip Policies
Annual Multi-Trip Policies
Your trip can last up to 365 days but must start and end in the UK to be entirely valid This allows you to take multiple trips over the course of one year
You can add increased cancellation cover to your policy for that extra peace of mind when booking in advance Groups who live together at the same address can benefit from annual policies which do not require them to travel together
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Is Tunisia a good holiday destination?

Tunisia is a North African country that borders the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert. Tunisia has a sand-kissed Mediterranean coast with beautiful sea breezes, and where the fish will be fresh to enjoy on your plate every day. It's very small considering North Africa's vast horizontal expanse but has enough natural beautiful and history to rival much larger countries. Within the capital, Tunis, is the Bardo Museum which has archaeological exhibits - ranging from Roman mosaics to Islamic art. This includes the site of ancient Carthage features with Antonine Baths and other ruins, including artefacts at the Carthage National Museum. When booking travel insurance for Tunisia it's important to get the right cover to enable you to enjoy the beauty and layered history of the country.

Is it safe to holiday in Tunisia?

Please be aware the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises against all travel to:

  • The Chaambi Mountains National Park and the designated military operations zones of Mount Salloum, Mount Sammamma and Mount Mghila.
  • The militarised zone south of the towns of El Borma and Dhehiba.
  • Within 20km of the rest of the Libya border area north of Dhehiba.
  • The town of Ben Guerdane and immediate surrounding area.

  • The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:

  • All other areas within 75km of the Libyan border, including Remada, El Borma and the town of Zarzis.
  • The governorate of Kasserine, including the town of Sbeitla.
  • Within 10km of the border with Algeria south of Kasserine governorate, and within 30km of the border in El Kef and Jendouba governorates, including the archaeological site of Chemtou and the Biq region west of Ghardimaou.

  • You can contact the emergency services by calling 197 (police — when in cities and towns), 193 (national guard — when in rural areas or small villages), 190 (ambulance) or 198 (civil protection — for assistance at incidents, such as car accidents, to provide medical assistance and response to fire).

    A state of emergency was put in effect in Tunisia in November 2015 and has been extended a number of times, most recently on 5th of November 2018 by one month.

    Please visit the Foreign Travel Advice page for more up-to-date information on travelling to Tunisia.

    Tunisia

    Currency

    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.

    Etiquette

    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. It isn't the strictest of Muslim countries, so short sleeves are fine, just have a light shawl of scarf on you in case you enter a religious building.

    Medical

    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. While Tunisia falls under the parameters of our European travel insurance policy with us at Holiday Extras, we must stress that Tunisia is not in Europe and therefore your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) is not valid here.

    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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