As of February 15, vaccinated travelers wishing to travel to Tunisia will have to provide proof of a complete vaccination schedule but will be exempt from the PCR test on boarding. We take stock of the new rules and restrictions in Tunisia.
[Updated February 11 at 1:55 p.m.] It's time to reopen borders and ease restrictions around the world. If you are planning to travel to Tunisia, be aware that travelers over the age of 18 and holders of proof of a complete vaccination schedule will no longer need to present a PCR test upon boarding from February 15, 2022.
In addition, unvaccinated travelers are again allowed to travel to Tunisia, provided they present either the negative result of a PCR test carried out no later than 48 hours before arrival on Tunisian soil, or the result of a rapid test (not exceeding 24 hours). Rapid or PCR tests will be carried out randomly at the airport. If the test is positive, the traveler concerned will be required to complete a five-day quarantine. The curfew was lifted on February 10 across the country.
If Tunisia has opened all its borders, including its air borders, France for its part has changed Tunisia from the red list to the orange list. Vaccinated travelers (complete vaccination schedule) are not subject to the compelling reasons regime. They must present, in addition to their vaccination certificate, a sworn statement attesting to the absence of symptoms of covid-19 infection and contact with a confirmed case of covid-19.
Departing from Tunisia, travelers must present a negative PCR test dated less than 72 hours before the flight (for those who are not vaccinated or immunized). Each traveler undertakes to self-isolate for 7 days once they arrive in France, and to carry out a second PCR test at the end of this period.
The curfew was lifted on February 10, 2022 in Tunisia.
Travel between regions is once again permitted within the territory. Family, private and public gatherings as well as gatherings in enclosed spaces remain prohibited, except for fully vaccinated people (in open spaces).
The country has not been confined since May 17, 2021. The partial lifting of the bans aimed at protecting the population from the risk of contamination has been done gradually. Today, however, most public and private places are officially open: places of worship, schools and universities have thus been able to reopen. Cafes and restaurants are also authorized to open, respecting a theoretical gauge of between 30 and 50% of their maximum capacity. However, each traveler is required to strictly apply the sanitary measures of the Tunisian tourism health protocol to fight against Covid-19. Controls on the territory have thus been reinforced, they mainly concern the wearing of masks in closed public spaces and transport. A toll-free number for people wishing to find out more about health restriction measures has been set up by the Tunisian government: 00216 80 10 11 11.
Yes, it is possible to access Tunisian beaches, throughout the territory. However, each governor has the possibility, if the health situation so requires, to isolate high-risk sources of contamination (cluster).
Several companies operate flights between Paris and Tunisia, including Air France, Tunisair, Nouvelair (private Tunisian airline) and Transavia. The low-cost airline Transavia, a subsidiary of the Air France – KLM group, has even reinforced its flight program to ensure a maximum of connections.
Before the first boarding, travelers from France will therefore have to present their negative PCR test dated less than 72 hours before the departure of the flight (for children over 12 years old). For people who have been fully vaccinated, or who are immunized, a certificate bearing a QR code issued by the competent authorities allows access to boarding without having to present a PCR test. For travelers arriving in Tunisia, rapid tests, carried out randomly, may be carried out. If the test is positive, the passenger will then be immediately transferred to a dedicated center for isolation. Departing from Tunisia, travelers must also complete a contact form, required by the French authorities.