Tunisia has international flight connections with a vast number of destinations worldwide.
Foreign tourists can enter Tunisia on Free visa-exempt stay, Visa on Arrival or tourist visa obtained at Tunisian Embassy or consulate. For more information on Tunisian visa options, see our Tunisian Visa page
In terms of documentation, flying to Tunisia is like flying into any European city. No Tunisian visa is required for U.S. citizens (or Canadians, Australians, Brits or most other Europeans); you simply need a passport that is valid for six months from date of entry, and a return ticket.
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Once you are in country, there would be different transportation options such as taxis, car rentals, buses and some limited train service between major destinations.
Generally, Tunisia is a car, Taxi and bus culture. Read on to learn more about getting around Tunisia.
Flying to and Around Tunisia
Tunis-Carthage International Airport, located 8 KMs north of the the capital Tunis, welcomes roughly 7 million passengers a year. It is the country’s main international airport.
If you are flying TunisAir, the national airline, you can expect a taste of Tunisia’s flexible time management even on your outbound flight from Montreal, Paris, London, Berlin or any other international embarkation point. Flights are often subject to unexpected delays.
That said, tens of thousands of people fly uneventfully into Tunis from dozens of cities around the world every day. Several European-based carriers include Air France, Lufthansa and Italair do have numerous weekly flights to Tunisia.
Tunisair Express Airlines, the country’s sole major full-service airline for domestic flight network, covers domestic Djerba, Sfax and Tozeur, and a few international flights, mostly seasonal and mostly around neighboring countries such as Italy.
As for public transport in Tunisia, most tourists get around via car or taxi inside cities and via bus or minibus share taxi around around regions, but a domestic flight might make sense if you’re short on time and looking to visit Djerba, Tunisia’s southernmost island. The flight from Tunis takes less than an hour, as compared to a 7-hour bus ride.
To get from the airport to your hotel, the options are similar to what you might find in a European city: car rental offices, taxis, limos and shared vans.
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