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Useful addresses

United Kingdom

Tunisian National Tourist Office – 77-A Wigmore Street - London W1H 9LJ - t 0171 224 5598/6201 - www.tourismtunisia.com

Tunisian Embassy – 29 Prince’s Gate - London SW7 1QG - t 0171 584 8117


When to go

The climate is Mediterranean in the north and on the coast, becoming semi-arid, even arid, further inland and to the south.

The best time to visit is May to mid-October, with the exception of the far south.

Sea temperature: maximum of 23°C in the height of summer.


Time difference

In winter there is a time difference of 1hr between Tunisia and the United Kingdom and Ireland and in summer (depending on the exact change to daylight saving time) there is no time difference. In winter when it is 12noon in London, it is 1pm in Tunis.


Documents

Valid passport.

If you enter the country with the equivalent of more than €800 in cash, you must fill in a form, to be shown again when you leave, specifying the amount of foreign currency you are importing.


Health

Also see Practical A to Z.

Recommended vaccinations: DT polio, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and paratyphoid.

Travel insurance is advisable (automatically provided by some bank cards).

First aid kit

Mosquito repellent, anti-diarrhoea and intestinal anti-septic.


Websites

www.tourismtunisia.com – Official site of the Tunisian tourist board

www.sntri.com – Public transport website developed by the Tunisian Ministry of Transport (English version available in theory).

www.culture.tn – Cultural and heritage website (English version available in theory).

www.arab.net – New and current affairs relating to the Arab world.

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