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What they’re saying about the lifestyle in Tunisia

Tunisia, located on Africa’s Mediterranean Coast, is home to tens of thousands of expats, most of whom are from France, Italy or Malta. Due to the country’s history of migration, invasion and occupation as well as its location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Africa and the Arab world, Tunisia is home to a unique blend of peoples and cultures. Expats moving to Tunisia will find a fascinating, vibrant and culturally rich country and will enjoy the pleasant lifestyle that Tunisia has to offer. The main drivers of Tunisia’s economy are petroleum, mining and manufacturing. Most expats relocating to Tunisia are employed as senior management professionals in these industries and live in the major cities of Sfax, Sousse or the capital, Tunis.     While Tunisia is a predominantly Muslim country, it is considerably more progressive than its counterparts in the Middle East. This is especially true when it comes to the position of women, who are held in high regard and encouraged to play a leading role in business. The official language of Tunisia is Arabic, but French is widely spoken in business. As Tunisians speak a very specific dialect of Arabic called Denija, it might be easier for expats to learn French before moving to Tunisia. Partly due to the historic presence of a large expat community, new arrivals will find that Tunisians are tolerant of other cultures and open to forming strong business relationships and friendships with foreigners. However, there are a number of security concerns for expats living in Tunisia. In an attack in July 2015, more than 30 tourists were killed in Sousse and there have been recurring states of emergency since the Tunisian Revolution that occurred in January 2011, which allows Tunisian authorities to implement curfews and roadblocks if the political situation becomes volatile again. Expats should avoid public demonstrations as they have been known to result in violent clashes between the police and protestors. After the most recent attack, various countries have declared a high threat of terrorism and advised against all but essential travel to Tunisia, especially along its borders with Algeria and Libya.    Expats should also be particularly vigilant in crowded places such as soukswhere pickpockets commonly operate. Expat women might experience some harassment from young males, but this is generally harmless and it’s best to just ignore the comments. It is also advisable that women dress modestly to avoid unwanted attention and as a sign of respect for the local culture. Most expats living in Tunisia prefer to use private healthcare facilities, which are of an excellent standard, especially in Tunis. Tunisian doctors are competent and generally speak fluent French. READ MORE

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Cost of Living

Cost of living


The climate in Tunisia can vary per region. You can expect the combination of African and Mediterranean climate. Tunisia is famous for hot and dry summers and mild winters in most regions. In summer temperatures can rise above 40 degrees Celsius (104° Fahrenheit). Spring in Tunisia is from March through May. From June to September, the whole country is seasoned by warm weather and the month of August is the hottest month in the year. Due to the proximity to the Sahara Desert, the Southern region experiences hot summers with high humidity which makes the region arid and dry. The desert region of Tunisia is always few degrees higher than the rest of the parts of Tunisia.

Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions


British passport holders don’t need a visa for visits of up to three months. On arrival, security checks are sometimes carried out on British passport holders who were not born in the UK. This can take a few hours and you will need to be patient until clearance is given. These types of checks rarely take place on departure.

Passport validity

For stays of up to 3 months your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

Dual nationals

Dual British-Tunisian nationals should enter and leave Tunisia on their Tunisian passports.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office         US State Department         BBC World News         Al Jazeera   

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