If you must take a trip to most countries of the world, you will most likely need a visa. This general rule is also applicable to the beautiful city of Tunisia.
Tunisia, a country in North Africa with access to both the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea, gets its name from its capital city of Tunis. Tunisia is home to a wide range of tourist attractions, including historical ruins, archaeological sites, and golden, sunny beaches. Over 8 million people travel to Tunisia every year. You could be the next, you know.
How to Know if I Need a Visa for Tunisia
You must apply for a visa to Tunisia if you are not a citizen of one of the countries listed in the table below. Citizens of the following countries can visit Tunisia without a visa for stays up to 90 days:
|An EU Member State (excluding Cyprus)||Algeria||Andorra||Angola||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Brazil||Brunei||Burkina Faso||Canada*|
|Cape Verde||Chile||China||Comoros||Costa Rica|
|Côte d’Ivoire||Equatorial Guinea||Fiji||Gabon||The Gambia|
|Guinea||Guinea Bissau||Hong Kong||Honduras||Iceland|
|Russia||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Saint Lucia||San Marino||Saudi Arabia|
|Switzerland||Turkey||United Arab Emirates||United States of America||Vatican City|
Both German and Canadian nationals are eligible for visa-free stays of up to 4 months.
Greek nationals are only allowed to stay for one month, compared to Bulgarian nationals who are only allowed to stay for two months.
The following nationals are also not eligible to apply for a tourist visa to Tunisia, even if they are traveling as part of an organized tour and have a hotel voucher:
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Holders of the following diplomatic or service passports are also exempt from needing a short-stay visa for Tunisia:
- Czech Republic
Tunisia Visa Requirements
You need to have several supporting documents when applying for a visa to Tunisia, including:
- A Tunisia Visa Application Form.
- Your passport, which is valid for at least six more months and has been issued in the past ten years.
- A photocopy of the first page of your passport.
- Passport-size pictures of yourself (1 or 2 depending on the consulate/embassy), which follow the following specifications:
- Dimensions: 35mm x 45mm
- Light gray background
- Your face must take up 65% – 75% of the picture
- Your facial features must be visible
- You must be staring straight ahead with a neutral facial expression
- Glasses are not recommended. If you do decide to wear them, they must not obstruct your eyes and face. Tinted glasses are strictly not allowed.
- Do not wear headgear, unless it is for religious purposes. Even so, your face must be fully visible
- For babies and infants who cannot support themselves: Take the picture from the above as they are lying down. You must not be shown supporting them or holding them up.
- Proof of accommodation in Tunisia.
- Travel itinerary, including travel tickets, accommodation, dates of travel/departure, etc.
- Any other documents related to your purpose of travel, such as a Letter of Invitation from a Tunisian company if traveling for business, etc.
- Proof of paid Tunisia visa fee, as per the specifications of the embassy or consulate.
The conditions for Tunisia visas are not all listed on this list. They differ based on several variables, including as your home country, the purpose of your journey, and how long you intend to stay.
I believe this page has fed you richly on how to go about applying for a Tunisia visa. You can start right away with planning your first or next trip to Tunisia today!
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