Tunisia currency, money. Plastic cards, cheques, the exchange rate
Tunisia currency, money
The national currency of Tunisia is Tunisian Dinar. International code is TND, is also used – TD. Dinars in Tunisia has replaced the French franc in 1960, One Dinar is equal to 1000 millimes.
In circulation are banknotes and coins. Denominations of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 50 dinars in different sizes and model years, painted in green, blue, purple and orange colors, they depict well-known figures.
Coins come in denomination of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 millimes, 1/2 , 1 , 5 dinars.
Numismatic interest in the present aluminium coins of 1 and 2 millimes, released in 1980 and 1983, which, although are officially in circulation, but to meet them is almost impossible.
All calculations in the country according to the law should be made only in national currency. However, in the markets, in the shops, you can pay dollars or euros, but carefully double check the rate and method by which you will count the cost in dinars in dollars or euros (most often in such cases, you will still be a loser). In hotels you can also pay in dollars, as virtually every hotel has currency exchange.
Where to exchange currency in Tunisia?
Exchange foreign currency at banks, exchange offices, exchange offices at airports and hotels. Level between the different agencies varies slightly. The best rates are, oddly enough, the hotels offer (exchange offices at hotels). Banks are usually open from Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 11.00 and from 15.00 to 17.00.
Especially recommended to keep your receipts when you exchange foreign currency into local. The fact that the national currency is strictly forbidden to import and export from the country, so to exchange the remaining dinars into foreign currency, you can only at the airport in the presence of the above-mentioned receipts. And, in exchange, you can not exceed 30% of pomestnoj earlier dinars amount, and not more than 100 dinars (not dollars). Therefore, it is recommended not to change large amounts in dinars, and change small amounts as needed. To spend the "leftovers" of dinars of goods in Duty Free shops you will not succeed, because they do not accept dinars.
According to the law of Tunisia even the small coins and notes that tourists are usually taken as Souvenirs are prohibited to be exported.
The exchange rate of Tunisia
The currency of Tunisia is quite stable and not subject to sharp fluctuations.
For quick transfer of the amount in Tunisian dinars to rubles just multiply the amount by 25. For example, 10 Dinar*25 = 250. Accurate current Dinar exchange rate in rubles indicated in the table below:
The exchange rate (Tunisian Dinar) today ()
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Plastic cards and travellers cheques
Plastic cards in Tunisia are used widely and are accepted in shops, hotels, restaurants, etc. the ATMs are located in all tourist areas. When withdrawing cash at ATMs, a fee will be charged from half to two dinars in addition to the fees for the convert. In General, the exchange of cash is considered more favorable than withdrawing money from plastic cards. In the course of plastic cards MasterCard and Visa. American Express is accepted less frequently. There are ATMs that accept Maestro card.
Traveler's checks American Express, Visa Interpayment Thomas Cook Mastercard in US dollars are accepted in major cities and tourist centers.
Tipping in Tunisia
Tipping in Tunisia is not mandatory, but if service you like, or you want to be well remembered and served on special next time, can leave a small amount. If you don't leave a tip, no you to look askance will not harm also will not, but if you thank the wait staff, you will immediately feel the difference in attitude towards you and the service. Be sure you and your gratitude will be remembered.
Tipping is usually 10% of the order value in the restaurant, if they are not automatically included in the bill. If you wish to thank for services rendered they make up from 0.5 to 1 Dinar – porter, maid, from 3 to 5 dinars – bus drivers, guides. Even can round the amount you pay in a taxi in a big way, although it is usually taxi drivers do not expect tips.
Was in Tunisia and as many of you are faced with a terrible attitude to people of Russian origin! At the reception greeted by barking and throwing passports! Settled in the barn for the animals) Yes, and then look at the reaction and colonize in normal room! Really! We are after to have seen other tourists) the same script) the Food was tasteless, no service, no, all very poor.In the country there is nothing interesting, all trying to grab more money. Everyone questioned whether they are still in Tunisia? And all with one voice asserted "NEVER"! And I fully agree with them! ...
What kind of tales you write, "shed for animals". All published in this topic posts from "guests" are very similar to each other and some black PR against the tourism of the country. If all true, then register, describe your story in detail, add photos, and all this kind of nonsense, not similar to Tunisia. I though there was a long time ago, but anything similar did not face. But even if you have had some negative experiences,this does not mean that the whole country and all the people are bad. ...
Was there five years ago, and this year, not impressed at all. Became much worse. The service is very spoiled. In dirty hotels, and beaches. Staff treated with contempt. It would be better to fly to Spain. ...
And I went to Tunisia this year for the second time. Last year was on the island of Djerba, this year in Hammamet. Both times very much! If last year enjoyed the beauty of the island, the service and hospitality of the hotel, this time came to Hammamet, budget three. Yes, the hotel is different from the 4 and 5 key but we deliberately chose this hotel. What a wonderful tour, beautiful sea, clean beach. The attitude towards us, Russian is very friendly. All the Tunisians we smile and say how like Russian. I'm surprised reading previous reviews. Do not know can be due to the fact that we were friendly disposed, and therefore to us as the same...the Animators of the hotel was very upset when we left, helped us with our Luggage, took photos for memory, some left their contacts. No one touched, not abused, was not theft. The guests loved it!!! ...
All kind time of day!
Went this year in August.
Liked it very much. Yes, there are disadvantages. But tell me, where doesn't?! If you look for only the negatives, they can gather a whole bunch in any country.
What of the downsides? Garbage. Yes, he's everywhere. But it doesn't smell bad, as some write, it is scattered with plastic bottles, bags, paper. Here, however, and all the disadvantages.
As for the local population. So blame yourself. How You feel about them, and they to You. The backlash has not been canceled. So want to have You warmly and friendly greeted, be nice to them. Tunisians are hospitable, welcoming and friendly. There was not a single case of even evil and look in our direction. So, as the saying goes: "If face is crooked...." Read Krylov. Moreover, quite interesting to talk to. I will say a few greetings in their language, and they simply melt away, ready to help You with everything.
Everywhere you can meet the police, so security don't worry.
What to see in the country? There are a couple of good excursions:
1. Day trips to Carthage, Sidi Bou said, Tunis (the capital);
2. Two days into the Sahara, the Colosseum, Kairouan, an oasis of Chebika, salt marshes.
I recommend very beautiful pictures are obtained, and the information informative.
So, friends, do not look for the negative, that is enough in our hard life in Russia. Rest with pleasure and bring only positive emotions.
Good luck! ...
Stay in principle bad can not be, and to learn something new is also very круто0 ...
Vacationing in Tunisia in August, cockroaches in the room caught 2 times and 2 times on on the doors in the room about ants and aseret I vopsche silent. Lived in a Bungalow Aqua Park Spa 4ka . The Russians really don't like pesnite yourself that you are second grade. Will suit the Germans, the Europeans and automatically you are already standing behind them, and they serve out of turn. Went to Monastir and really quite messy, no wonder so many flies, who eat together from the same plate. In monastire us ran tunisis learn that we are Russian began to tell me how and where to go and where prices are cheaper, adding that Russian tourists 60% and if not they Tunisia would come kirdyk. This is the only Tunisian who was interested in Russian) . Yes, the tour is divided into foreigners and Russians together with the Baltic States. Impressions of the country are not unambiguous. But there is more than just not going. In Russian they understand when you want to. ...
Hi all! Vacationing in Tunisia in Hammamet in September this year,the 4 star hotel Mirage.Think the rest will get what he wants.Settled immediately upon arrival without regard to the country,the staff is very friendly,all smiles,tried to talk,I ask how are you,like here or not.Was on 2 day trips in the Sahara.That's impressive.Drove almost throughout Tunisia,was a great guide,learned a lot.About the dirt guide also made explanations-the country is beginning to live again.By the way,yesterday went on the train to Paveletsky station.So on the way we saw so many abandoned debris that Tunisia never dreamed of.Take a look around,we, too, not all smooth and clean.And Tunisia the beautiful sea,the Sahara,with clean hotels and ordinary people,who also earn money in any way they can:sell,clean ,cook in hotels.By the way,the food was tasty and varied.A lot of fruit. ...
Dear fellow citizens, always you will be treated the way you deserve))) Arrived in Tunisia alone, I went to the Gare de Tunis (railway station), and when I realized that at 8 PM in Sousse I can't go back (though I do not understand why), went on Stasen de luazh (on the bus) where just over 10 dinars very quickly left, got in 2 hours)) Roam on any streets, at any time and many people come to chat, say like Russia, constantly shouting "Russia" "Moscow" Saint-Petersburg" and the like))) Local cops in the amount of 4pcs, standing near his car in the square at night when nobody is around and there is no longer, waving, beckoning, well-chatted with them, laughed and I went to sleep with the road) And when you ambition and eternally disgruntled face something to ask or even appear anywhere and behave with people prinebrezhitelno and like a servant, it certainly would be awful for you, and everywhere))) And I want to say - sit at home or out in the countryside drove on vacation)) ...
Here I agree completely! Golden words! ...