Visa to Tunisia, customs regulations

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Visa-free entry into Tunisia

Государственный герб Туниса

The citizens of Russia, Lithuania, Moldova, Latvia, Estonia, arriving in Tunisia for a tourist trip and following on direct flights for a period of not more than 90 days, a visa is not required. Moreover, if there had been a rule about having to follow only part of a tourist group, is now visa-free entry is available for independent tourists.

For visa-free entry must have a passport valid for at least 3 months and filled out an immigration card (issued on Board the aircraft or before passport control). After checking the documents, the officer at passport control will stamp your passport and give up a part of the immigration card, which will be needed when leaving the country. When you travel to Tunisia with minor children without parents or with one parent must have a notarized power of attorney in the name accompanying the child entity.

The stamp on the visa-free stay in Tunisia is free, however, when leaving the country charged a fee of 30 Dinar, which is about 14 US dollars or 900 rubles. Payment is made by the purchase of special stamps at the airport of departure in the currency exchange. After acquisition it must be pasted in the passport and to go to passport control. No postage stamp at check-out do not deliver, so make sure that you have a 30 Dinar at the time of departure from the country. Buy stamp also during the stay in banks, hotels and other institutions.

Visa to Tunisia

In case you are going to a country not as a tourist, wish to stay more than 3 months or do not get a list of visa exempt countries, you must apply for a visa.

For visa should contact the Embassy of Tunisia in Moscow for obtaining a multiple entry or transit visa, or to apply to a specialized Agency that will do all this for you remotely but for the Commission. Registration at the Embassy is 3 to 7 days and costs 17.65 USD (about 1500 rubles), payment is made when submitting documents. The visa is valid for 1 month from the date of issuance at the Embassy and for 1 month from the date of entry into the country. The list of documents for visa:

  • valid passport, with a validity period that exceeds the period of stay in the country;
  • copy of passport page with personal data of the applicant;
  • 1 photo 3x4 cm (black-and-white or color);
  • 1 questionnaire in English or French;
  • the invitation (as the invitation can be your hotel);
  • visa to country of final destination (if transit).

Also be sure to check that you have unpaid fines and other debts, otherwise you can not release at the border from Russia.

The Embassy/Consulate

The Russian Embassy in Tunisia

Address: 4, Rue des Bergamotes, El-Manar 1, Tunis 2092, Tunisie
phone: (8-10-216-71) 88-2446, 88-2458
Fax: (8-10-216-71) 88-2478
mon, Wed:8: 00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 20:00
Tue, Fri:8: 00 to 14:30
Thu:8: 00 to 15:00

The consular section
phone: (8-10-216-71) 882-757; 882-458; 882-446
Fax: (8-10-216-71) 886-453; 882-478; 882-757

Embassy of Tunisia in Russia

Address: 121069, Moscow, street Small. Nikitskaya street, 28/1
phone: (+7 495) 691-28-58
Fax: (+7 495) 691-28-69
acceptance of documents mon - Fri from 10.00 to 12.00
delivery of documents Monday - Friday from 14.00 to 16.00

Customs regulations Tunisia

In the country is allowed to import and export foreign currency without restrictions. However, if the amount of cash exceeding $ 1,000, it is recommended to declare it in a special box with the inscription: "Declaration de devises".

You can import without paying duty: 50 cigars or 200 cigarettes or 400 grams of tobacco; 2 liters of alcohol strength of up to 23% or 1 litre spirits; perfume for personal use; goods of duty free no more than $ 100, as well as other items intended for personal use and within reasonable limits, otherwise, customs officers have the right to withdraw you have a surplus of goods.

In the case of export of carpets and jewelry on the border are required to present the receipts of stores where the goods were purchased. Products worth up to 250 dollars are not taxed.

Prohibited the importation and exportation of national currency. To exchange the remaining dinars you can at the airport, upon presentation of the receipt on previously performed the exchange of national currency for dinars. Also prohibited the importation and exportation of pornography, drugs, weapons and explosives, Antiques, protected animals and products from furs and skin, some medicines.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Natalia D. 26 August, 2018
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!!! ...
Zlata August 30, 2018
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! ...
EdDDgAR August 30, 2018
Stay in principle bad can not be, and to learn something new is also very круто0 ...
Александр20082018 16 September, 2018
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. ...
Nadezhda Nikolaevna Sep 18, 2018
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. ...
greekorn 19 September, 2018
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)) ...
Valena 17 October, 2018

Here I agree completely! Golden words! ...
Annarelli 8 August, 2019
Good afternoon.
Tunisia is an interesting country, and strange for our culture. As always there is a lot of positive , there are negative. But for the rest it is not mikroshemka of mold in the room to do, and try to relax, someone like seal on the beach, someone backpack behind and places of interest. There were kids last year in hotel Thapsus mahdija of the hotel is stated as a 3*, I liked everything and the sea and the hotel and catering and excursions planned, I do not like organized tours. This year we're going to the Sahara beach and I hope too it will be perfect. Did not notice the neglect of Russian, if you behave properly, then you will have the same attitude. ...
Swallow 7 December, 2019

There is something in Tunisia children to watch? Type zoos, aquariums, and other prikolyuh? Or purely cultural heritage are for adults? Children are small and tours are obviously not for them. ...
admin 7 December, 2019

Basically as far as I know such entertainment is only within individual complexes, and so separately, do not recall. Of course to take advantage of the on-site hotels, you need to live there, not allowed. ...