Security in Tunisia has improved considerably since the 2015 terrorist attacks at the Bardo Museum in Tunis and at a beach resort in Sousse. At the time of research several Western governments still advise against all travel to areas bordering Libya, the far southern desert regions, border crossings with Algeria and the Jebel Chaambi National Park area.

Tunisia today is a pretty safe country that can be navigated with a bit of common sense, but there are a couple of specific things to be aware of:

  • Hassle by unofficial guides in tourist areas.
  • Bag-snatching in downtown Tunis.

Government Travel Advice

The following government websites offer travel advisories and information on current hot spots.

  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (www.smartraveller.gov.au)
  • British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice)
  • Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade (www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca)
  • US State Department (www.travel.state.gov)