Health

Emergency telephone numbers
  • Medical emergency: 190
  • Police: 197
  • Fire dept: 198
Health risks

No vaccination required

Quality of public medical facilities
satisfactory in Tunis and Sfax but variable elsewhere
Tap water
not advisable to drink

Practical information

Capital
Tunis
Major towns and cities
Sfax, Sousse, Kairouan, Gabès, Bizerte
Official languages
Arabic
GDP
USD 41 billion
Population
10.3 million
Area
162.155 km2
Currency

Tunisian Dinar (TND)
Check the exchange rate

Time zone
UTC +1 
Country code
+216 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Tunis - Carthage (TUN)

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

March: Festival of Carthage
July: Tabarka Jazz Festival, El Jem International Symphonic Festival
December: Douz Festival 

Climate
Mediterranean in the north and along the coast. Semi-arid in the centre and south.
Best time to visit
May to October on the coast January to April in the desert
Housing
450 Tunisian dollars for a studio apartment in Tunis

Partenaires

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