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The North African country, Tunisia, is a beautiful and attractive place to visit. It is bustling with attractions that pull tourists all year round. Some of the remarkable attractions in Tunisia include the Sidi Bou Said port, Carthage, Amphitheatre of El Jem, International Festival of the Sahara, Hammamet Nabeul Governorate, Snowfall in Tabarka, Sousse, to mention a few.

Besides, Tunisia shares a strong bilateral relationship with Canada. Up to 20,000 Tunisian diasporas reside in Quebec. Also, Canada remains Tunisia’s top destination for international education and attracts up to 2,000 Tunisia students every year. The two countries also have commercial relations and so forth.

When traveling to Tunisia, Canadians need to have the right Tunisia travel insurance or private medical coverage to provide the coverage they need in case of medical emergencies, accidents, injury or hospitalization outside Canada.

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Basic Information About Tunisia

Some important information on Tunisia Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Tunisia dinar
Official language Arabic
Capital Tunis
Continent Africa
Population Approx. 11.4 million
Plug type Plug type C and E
Driving side Right-hand side
  • Spring - March to May
  • Summer - June to August
  • Autumn - September to November
  • Winter - December to February
Laws Local laws and customs

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Tunisia Security Measures for travelers

The decision to travel to Tunisia is yours and you are also responsible for your personal safety and security abroad. But we provide you with credible and relevant information in our Travel Advice to help you to make well-informed decisions as you travel to the North African country.

Risk Level

Tunisia – Exercise a high degree of caution

Due to the nationwide risk of civil unrest and terrorist attacks, exercise a high degree of caution in Tunisia.

  • Avoid all travel to the governorate of Kasserine, within 30 km to the borders with Algeria, within 40 km to the border with Libya in the governorates of Medenine and Tataouine, and the militarized zone in Tataouine Governorate in the south of Dehiba and El Borma towns.
  • Avoid non-essential travel to the towns of Jendouba, Remada, and Sidi Bouzid, and also Tunisia’s Greater South in all areas south of the Jebil National Park.


Entry / Exit requirements

Every country or territory decides who enters or exits its borders and the Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you fail to meet the country’s entry or exit requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from Tunisian authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.


The type of passport you use determines the entry requirements that apply to you. Check with your transportation company to find out about passport requirements before you travel.

  • Regular Canadian Passport - You are required to hold a passport valid for a minimum of three months beyond the date you expect to leave Tunisia.
  • Passport for official travel - Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents - The rules that apply when traveling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document may differ. Find out about entry rules from the closest diplomatic mission for Tunisia before you leave.

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Tunisia Healthcare

Tunisia has both private and public healthcare facilities and hospitals. Furthermore, the standard of healthcare in Tunisia may not be up to Canada’s standard but medical treatment could be expensive, especially if you do not have a Tunisia travel insurance policy. Some hospitals may also require cash payments, so you need to travel with enough money to cover potential costs in addition to Tunisia travel insurance for adequate coverage.

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Tunisia Travel Insurance News

Amor Ftouhi, 53, a Montreal-Tunisian man told investigators that his mission was to kill and be killed. He was convicted on November 13 of terrorism and other crimes in the stabbing of a Michigan airport officer.

Ftouhi was convicted of three charges. He had a knife in his hand when he was caught. The Assistant U.S. Attorney Cathleen Corken told jurors that it was not a mystery, he was caught right there.

According to investigators, Ftouhi wanted to stab Neville, seize his gun and shoot people in the airport. He tried to purchase a gun when he entered the U.S. but could not and instead he bought a large knife. Witnesses said he yelled “Allah Akbar” during the attack. In a handwritten note to his wife found in his apartment, Ftouhi said that his actions were what a Muslim was born for.

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