Health & insurance
Before You Go
No vaccines are required for Tunisia, but check the status of standard injections (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella), as boosters in adulthood are now recommended for many. In addition, consider the following:
Hepatitis A and B Administered together or separately, at least two weeks before travel.
Rabies Only if you’ll be in remote areas near animals.
Travel insurance is strongly recommended and should include emergency evacuation coverage.
If you need medical treatment while in Tunisia, be prepared to pay on the spot, and check with your insurer about what information you'll need to provide to make a claim when you return home.
Availability & Cost of Health Care
The health-care system in Tunisia varies. Medical care can be excellent in the cities, but it's not always readily available in the countryside. The travel assistance provided by your insurance may be able to locate the nearest source of medical help; otherwise, ask at your hotel. In an emergency, contact your embassy or consulate.
For minor illnesses such as traveller's diarrhoea, pharmacists can often provide valuable advice and sell over-the-counter medication, as well as advise when more specialised help is needed and recommend good local clinics.
Standards of dental care are variable.
Tap water is safe to drink throughout Tunisia.