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What do you need to know to prepare your trip to Tunisia?

  • Visa application

International participants will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following their departure date from Tunisia. Please make sure your passport has blank visa pages.

Participants from the following countries do not need a visa for a stay of less than three months:

All European Union citizens (except Cyprus), Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Hong Kong, Honduras, Iceland, India, Japan, Jordan, Kiribati, South Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City

Participants from countries not mentioned above are advised to contact their nearest Tunisian Embassy to check visa entry requirements. Please check at least three months before travelling. In order to assist with the travel visa application process, we will provide a letter of invitation upon request (see Contact). If you encounter problems in the application process, please feel free to contact us

A visa costs around 30 EUR and is valid for 90 days.

  • Useful information

Please take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.

ATMs are widely available in Tunisia though they don’t always work. Almost all ATMs will accept Visa cards, and many will also accept Maestro cards for cash withdrawals. Credit and debit cards are accepted in some but not all of the larger shops, restaurants and hotels.

1 Tunisian Dinar = 1/3 EUR

The temperature drops into the realms of warm to mild in Tunisia’s Mediterranean resorts during November. With an average maximum temperature of 20°C, Tunisia in November is heading for its cool, wet, winter season, but is still very sunny. November is a very pleasant time to travel to Tunisia. November is also a good month for excursions into the southern desert regions of Tunisia, which remain dry, but offer bearable daytime temperatures, although nights are exceedingly cold.

  • City of Hammamet

The conference will be held in Hammamet, the first tourist destination in Tunisia. Thanks to its beaches, Hammamet is a popular destination for swimming and water sports. It is located in the south east of the northern peninsula of Cap Bon on the northern edge of the Gulf of Hammamet. The reported number of inhabitants varies from 100,000 to 400,000 and the population quadruples with the arrival of tourists in the summer. It is particularly known for its jasmine, and this is how the tourist resort of Yasmine Hammamet got its name. All over Hammamet, souvenirs made of jasmine can be found.

Yasmine Hammamet
In the 1st century, there was a settlement here known as Pupput. This town (now in the suburbs of Hammamet) became a Roman colony in the 2nd century. In the 13th century, walls around town were built and Medina of Hammamet was built in the 15th century. It then came under Spanish and Turkish rule. In 1601, it was the object of a successful Spanish attack. At that time the Spanish name for the place was “La Mahometa”. Alonso de Contreras participated and tells the story in his autobiography. Three hundred men took seven hundred prisoners, mainly women and children because most of the men in the town had fled. In August 1605 there was another Spanish attack in which Contreras also participated but this time the result was disastrous for the attackers. It was carried out by six galleys, four from Malta, six from Sicily carrying Spanish and other Christian troops. The initial taking of the town was successful as the Spanish managed to climb the walls and open the gates but then there was an unexpected call to retreat – it could not be later determined where or how it originated. In the confusion the retreat fell into disorder and the Spanish were massacred at the beach by a much smaller number of Moors. There were 1200 men gathered at the beach trying to get back to their ships but the wind had changed and conditions were difficult. The leader of the expedition, Adelantado de Castilla, lost his life as he tried to swim out to the Spanish ships and as the captain in charge of his skiff fled and ignored his calls for help. That captain was later court-martialed and, when it became clear he would be sentenced to death, his own brother poisoned him. This story and more details can be found in Contreras’ autobiography. In World War II, Hammamet became one of the headquarters of the Nazi general Erwin Rommel.