What to take with you in Tunisia

What items put in a suitcase for rest in Tunisia? What things will make life easier, save time and nerves? And which exactly will not be useful? What clothes to take, what medicines and protective agents? Read 16 of our best tips to tourists.

Prices and the rest of the information in this article are updated in March 2020.

Important moments

Before packaging a suitcase for rest, we recommend checking whether all things are allowed for importation in Tunisia. Some things can be resolved, but permitted quantities are limited. Read our detailed article “What can not and can be imported into Tunisia”.

And remember the capital truth: “People solve problems, not things. Things only help people solve problems “. Do not try to take a stock of things for all occasions. Anyway will not work.

See our list of 16 useful things in Tunisia, and decide whether this thing needs you.

1. Ball pen

It would seem that the ordinary handle can come in handy on vacation? In Tunisia, she is very useful, but only once.

Every tourist arriving in Tunisia is obliged to fill in Visitor`s Card, we call it “Migration Card”. On migration control in Tunisian airports distribute these cards, and everything is enough. But the handles for filling chronically lack.

It happens that tourists are built by the handle, especially if several flights arrive at the airport at the same time. Take your handle to not stand in such queues. The handle is small, a lot of place in hand bag will not take.

What does a migration card look like and how to fill it correctly, read in our detailed article “Tunisia Migration Card”. Fill the card, go to migration control. Visa in Tunisia for us is not needed, and the officer will simply put a stamp of entry.

2. 10 or 20 dollars (euro) without passing

In Tunisia, this way to learn money from tourists is very common. Tourists deliberately pick up in a bad number, and at the request to change the number declare that there are no free numbers. Naturally, a bribe is waiting. Sometimes hints very thin. Sometimes brazenly and directly require.

Administration and authors of the JJ-Tours site are always against corruption in any form and manifestation. However, you have to admit that to give a small bribe in this case is a quick and effective way to solve the problem.

Bribe need to give a small – 10 or 20 dollars or euros. Usually bills are put in the passport and give a person to the reception. Naturally, no one gives the delivery in this case. Therefore, prepare in advance bills of 10 dollars or euros.

Small bills in Russia can be reached in any bank or exchanger. Just ask to exchange rubles for 20 dollars.

3. His beach towel

In beach hotels, guests are given towels, but for deposit. In case of damage or lose beach towel, the hotel holds a deposit in its favor.

The deposit is different – from 10 Tunisian dinars to 30 dollars, depends on the hotel level and the quality of the towel themselves. But in any case, a deposit of two or three times the cost of a towel. So losing towels for the hotel is beneficial. Current course of the Tunisian dinar, see our article “Money in Tunisia”.

Cases of loss towels with our tourists are often. Some even believe that the hotel staff specifically take the “under the shum” towels. But we are not fans of the theories of conspiracies.

Listen often occur by chance. For example, another tourist may accidentally confuse the towels, they are all the same. Or another tourist himself lost the towel and took yours to not lose the deposit.

In order not to get into such an unpleasant situation, take your beach towel. Best with the pattern so that it definitely did not look like the hotel. Then no one confuses anything.

4. Copies of documents

If a passport is lost on the trip, you will have to personally go to the Embassy (Consulate) of the our Federation and receive a document “Return Certificate” (“STAR”). But to issue START, diplomats will have to check the identity of the applied.

If there is a our passport with him, then the START is issued in a few hours. If there are copies of documents – foreign and our passports, a driver’s license or any other identity document, then most likely the START get immediately.

If there is nothing, then you can wait for checks up to several weeks. Agree, pleasant little.

In Tunisia, this Council is especially relevant. The fact is that there is only an embassy in the capital in the country, and there are no consulates in the resorts. That is, to apply for START, you have to go to the capital. Agree, it is better to go once.

In order in case of loss of documents, it has passed quickly and at one time, make copies of documents and keep separately from the originals.

5. Sun protection

The southern sun is insidiously, and the treatment of sunburn is not covered by tourist insurance, which we talked in detail in the article “Insurance in Tunisia”.

In order not to get burns or a sun blow, take with you:

– Headwear, better with large fields to protect yet and neck;

– For excursions, clothes that covers the shoulders, because the shoulders are burning first;

– sunscreen, SPF 20 or 30 for adults and SPF 50 or 60 for children;

– Sunglasses, if the eyes are sensitive.

And most importantly – apply cream with a thick layer and do not save. In the first days, it is better to refrain from finding in direct sunlight. Sunbathing better under the umbrella, so the tan will get slower, but without risks.

6. Comfortable shoes

Council to take only comfortable shoes can be given to tourists in any country. But in Tunisia, this Council is relevant in doubly. Almost all excursions in Tunisia imply long hiking.

You need to walk for a long time on excavations in Carthage, Dougg and Udna, along the town of Sidi-bu-Said, on the Zoo Frigia, on the Medina Sousse or the Bardo Museum. And walk often in the mountain. Shoes should be already solved.

Important question: Take open shoes or closed? Of course, in the hot summer months it is better to prefer open sandals, but necessarily with reliable fixation of the legs. Shlocks for excursions do not recommend, they will be uncomfortable for Tunisian landscape. Warning from shoes with a very thin sole, as you often have to walk on stones.

For hot months (June, July, August, September) Choose sports sandals. For May and October, sneakers or sneakers will be better.

7. Medicine

The composition of the first-aid kit in Tunisia is standard for beach holidays:

– a remedy for allergies, because no one is immune from her;

– Means for the stomach and intestines, because Tunisian cuisine can be very unusual;

– antiseptic for processing wounds and against inflammation. We would not want to advertise someone, but in this case I will always recommend Miramistin – a proven tool;

– simple dressings – leukoplasty and bandage;

– And the set of medicines that use home on an ongoing basis.

Antiseptic napkins will also not interfere. In another country, come across another bacterial background, and this collision may be sad.

Many of our tourists notice how Europeans love to wipe all objects around with antiseptic napkins. We recommend in the first holiday days to follow their example. This is especially true for the items that children contact. Many readers will now say what behavior is paranoia. But it is more common sense. Better rebuild and do not hurt on vacation.

eight. Packaging for gifts

Many popular gifts from Tunisia fragile. For example, bottles with olive oil, chipper syrup, wine, rare or teibarin. Naturally, ceramics requires special treatment during transportation. We talked about the most interesting gifts in detail in the article “What to bring from Tunisia”.

Imagine that the bottle with olive oil breaks in the suitcase. In this case, not only lose a valuable gift, but also things in the suitcase will be spoiled. Even fresh fruit is potentially dangerous. If the fruits are pressed, then they give juice, which can not be removed from clothes.

So try to take a packaging for fragile gifts. Bubble film is the perfect option, but not always easy to find it. Corrugated cardboard is suitable, and find it much easier. For fruits, stock durable plastic bags.

Some tourists wrapping fragile gifts. This is not the best option, but it is better than nothing.

nine. Light and light clothes

If you’re not going to go out of the hotel, then you can approach the choice of clothes “Sleeves. In this case, you will be mainly indoors or on the beach. In the first case, you will be under the air conditioner, in the second case, the outerwear is not particularly necessary.

If you are going for walking in the city or on the excursion, then you need to find carefully.

First, the clothes should be made of natural materials, better flax or cotton. Secondly, take the clothes of light colors, better white. Light clothing reflects the sun’s rays, and dark absorbs and heats up. Thirdly, clothes should be free to have natural body ventilation.

We highly recommend closing your shoulders, since the shoulders are always the first. The rest of the body are open, then closed from the Sun, depending on the position of the body. And the shoulders are always under the sun beams as not to turn.

For excursions and hiking to the city, we recommend choosing clothes with internal pockets. In Tunisia, pocket thefts rarely happen, but still money and documents are better to keep in the inner pockets.

ten. Warm clothes

Many may seem strange advice to take warm clothes to hot tunisia. However, the evenings here are quite cold. For evening walks and watching evening animation in the hotel it is better to take a light sweater or sweatshirt.

Even in the hottest summer months, the temperature in the evening in the Sousse or Hammamet may go to + 15-18 degrees. In May and October, it can be + 10-12 degrees.

Naturally, we categorically not recommended to take a lot of warm clothes. Take one set. It is not worth spending on warm things a precious place in baggage, especially since they may not be useful at all.

If you drive for two days on a tour of the sugar, then warm things Leave at the hotel. Outside the night, you will most likely at the hotel in the city of Duz, and there is a temperature in the tourist season even at night below +20 degrees do not go down.

eleven. For Women – Light Scarf

Perhaps it is the light scarf that is to recognize the most useful and multifunctional item of a female wardrobe on a trip.

First use – adherence to the dress code. If you are going to the Great Mosque of Kairuan, a big susa mosque or a synagogue of el mushroom, then you need to cover your shoulders, knees and head. Easy scarf conveniently covered shoulders and head immediately, just a scarf was big enough.

Second application – cover your shoulders to not burn. It happens that even if light clothes closes the shoulders, they still burn in the sun. It happens that the tourist is dressed on excursions clothes with open shoulders, which is very prudent. Take the scarf on the shoulders, and the problem is solved.

Third application – dust protection. Often a strong wind raises dust and sand. Scarf comfortably close the face so that the dust does not fall into the nose and mouth.

Fourth Application – Protective Mask. This article is published just at the beginning of the Pandemic of the COVID-19 virus. The problem of protection against bacteria and viruses is now more relevant. A scarf can serve as a protective mask if you wrap it around face. The main rule in this case – the more layers, the better.

What to take with you in Tunisia

12. Fumigator

In Tunisia there are mosquitoes, but here this problem is nothing. We will not advise sprays and ointment from mosquito. But take a small fumigator for the hotel at the hotel we will definitely advise. If mosquitoes fall into the room, then the unpleasant night is guaranteed. Fuligator small, will not take a lot of space in the baggage.

In Tunisia, there are 44 types of mosquitoes, including species of the genus Anopheles, which transfer malaria. Fortunately, the most dangerous carrier of malaria – the view of Anopheles Gambiae is not found in Tunisia and never. In Tunisia, completely won malaria back in 1979. Since then, cases of malaria here are only “imported”. Malaria in Tunisia is not needed.

From year to year, the situation with mosquitoes on Tunisian resorts is different, depends on humidity and temperature. There are years when mosquitoes are almost no, there are real domes of mosquitoes. By the way, with flies the same situation.

13. If you smoke, take your cigarettes

Good imported cigarettes in Tunisia are expensive. Local Cristal and Mars International Cigarettes Cheap, but the taste of them can be very unusual.

Tunisia sell a lot of smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes. Even buying a pack of Marlboro or Winston, no confidence in the legal origin of these cigarettes. The quality of counterfeit is a big lottery in which you can lose your health.

According to statistics, about 25% cigarettes in Tunisia are fakes or smuggling. All the details in our article “Smoking and Cigarettes in Tunisia”.

For these reasons we advise you to take a stock of a cigarette of the usual brand. Or take cigarettes in the DutyFree airport, their good quality and origin are guaranteed. In Tunisia, you can enter 1 block (10 packs of 20 pieces) in the calculation per tourist. On this vacation there is enough “for the eyes”.

fourteen. If you like to drink, take with you

If you go to all inclusive, there will be no problems with alcohol. Tunisian beer, wine and booze (fictional vodka) of rather high quality, although the taste for our tourists is often unusual.

If you drive without all inclusive, then the problem of alcohol is needed to come seriously.

First, alcohol in Tunisia have the right to sell only supermarkets of the Magasin General network. But not in every such store there is an alcohol department. Details in our article “Magasin General”. Some supermarkets Carrefour and Monoprix sell wine, but it is rather an exception than the rule. Some cafes and restaurants are licensed to spill alcohol, but there are few.

Secondly, prices are very high. Beer and wine are approximately as we have – 2 dinars for beer, from 8 dinars for a bottle of wine. But strong alcohol is very expensive, the price for a bottle of bohoes is about 60 dinars. Details in our article “Alcohol in Tunisia”.

Conclusion: Take with you as much as customs regulations allow. Unfortunately, they allow a little – up to 1 liter of strong alcohol.

15. Additional smartphone (phone)

The problem of communication is relevant on vacation in any country. The services of “their” operator in roaming are usually expensive. Local SIM cards can often solve the problem. In Tunisia is the easiest to buy SIM ORDOO operator. Read our article “SIM-Cards in Tunisia”.

To comfortably use the Tunisian SIM card, it is better to take a separate phone or smartphone for it. Of course, buying a separate device for this, we do not make sense, but you can take a time from friends. If only calls are needed on the Tunisian map, then any device will come up, and for sure somewhere at home the device was lit with old times.

About how best to call, read in our detailed review “How to call from Tunisia Deshevo”.

About how it is most profitable to use the Internet, read in our detailed review “Internet in Tunisia Cheshevo”.

16. Application-translator into French

Situation with languages ​​in Tunisia is very interesting. In everyday life, they speak their “Holding” dialect, the official language of the country is classic Arabic, and at the same time two thirds of the population own well in French. Details in our article “In what language tunisians say”.

our language in Tunisia owns weakly, even in resort areas, hotels and merchants usually know only a few phrases. English in the resort areas are tolerable, in the rest of the regions English know bad.

To communicate effectively, we recommend downloading an application-translator into French. You can write in our phrase on a smartphone and show French translation. Such a translator greatly simplifies life, especially outside the resort areas. We strongly recommend the application that works without connecting to the Internet.

What you don’t need to carry

– Do not take adapters for outlets. Tunisian electrical outlets in 99% of cases compatible with our forks. Details in our article “What outlets in Tunisia”;

– Do not take umbrellas and raincoats. Rains in Tunisia rarely happen, and even if they got into the rain, it is easier to wait;

– Do not take our rubles. They do not change almost anywhere. And if you change, the course will be terrible. Take dollars or euros;

– Women do not recommend too frank clothes. Although the Tunisian law does not require any dress code, but still you came to the Islamic Country;

– Do not try to buy Tunisian dinars in Russia and bring with you. Import and removal of dinars is prohibited by law.

Useful advice

– Swimsuit can take any. There is no dress code in Tunisia on the beach. The only condition – the swimsuit must be, otherwise it is already an article of the Criminal Code “Violation of Public Morals”. However, despite the Criminal Code, the tourist will sunbathe topless on the beaches of hotels (not on public), no one quit;

– We mentioned several times about money, but did not even mention how much money to take. Read our big article “How much money to take in Tunisia”;

– To select a wardrobe on the weather, read our review “Weather in Tunisia for months”;

– The list of necessary items at all resorts is the same. Overview of the resorts and a map of the country, see our article “Resorts of Tunisia”.

We wish to travel lightly, but with it with you everything you need. Read our interesting and useful articles about Tunisia and Tunisians (List of articles below).

 

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