This year, for a trip to Tunisia, you do not need to make a visa, and therefore spending money and time. Entrance to the country for three months is completely free. But in order to protect ourselves from trouble (and such happening in travel), take copies of both foreign passport and the Russian. With the loss of documents, they will be useful in the embassy.
It is important to remember that it is forbidden to import and export the national currency Tunisia, some animals, medicines, articles from skins and skin, drugs, weapons and explosives, antiques. To export from the country of carpets and jewels, it is necessary to present at the customs check, obtained in the store when purchasing them.
When exchanged currency, it is necessary to take a receipt: it will allow at the airport before departure to exchange dinars back to dollars or euros (but not more than 100 TND, and only paper bills) provided that the total amount of receipts — no less than 300 TND.
How to get
Regular flights can be found from Turkish Airlines, Transaero, Lufthansa, Emirates and DR. To Monastir Airport. Summer add a charter flight to Djerba.
In the season to such places like Enfida, Monastir and the capital of the country — Tunisia, put a large number of charters from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev. Tunisia flight time — just over four hours.
Turkish airlines offer a transfers with transit through Istanbul. Also in an exotic country can fly on Alitalia aircraft through Rome, but then the flight will be more expensive and longer (from six and a half hours).
Embassy of Tunisia in Moscow: ul. M. Nikitskaya, 28/1. Tel.: (495) 691-28-58.
Russian Embassy in Tunisia and Consular Division: El Manar 1, Rue Des Bergamottes, 4. Tel.: (71) 882-446 (around the clock), 882-757, emergency questions: (28) 400-094.
Information bureau OthTT: (73) 225-157 (Mahahdi), (72) 280-423 (Hammamet), (73) 225-157 (SUSS), (73) 462-894 (Monastir).
Local reference service: 120/12, International: 17, Fireroom Service: 198, Police: 197, Ambulance: 190.
Telephone codes of cities: Tunisia — 71, Hammamet — 72, Sousse, Monastir, Machia — 73.
Where to live in Tunisia?
Tourists choose from Hotels in Hammamete, Sousse, Monastir, Mahdi, Jerbe and Hammart. In total, in Tunisia about 800 hotels with categories from 2 * to 5 *. In 2014, Tunisia came to the top three at budget prices for housing among tourist countries. In terms of service, Tunisia hotels are estimated at a hard foursome: it’s strange that there are no seafood in the restaurant menu, and breakfasts are usually not happy with a variety. Although all this also depends on the price you pay for the night.
In addition to hotels, you can consider the rental rental option for one month or more depending on your plans. In the midst of the season it can be quite expensive (500–1500 dinars per month, about 60,000 rubles.), but if the trip is scheduled for October, you do not have to overpay. In this case, the rest may be profitable. To those who are not fundamentally breakfast and lunch, but there is a desire to choose your own diet and do not feel binding to the hotel, it is worth choosing a white and blue house in a picturesque place and enjoy the rest. White houses with bright blue windows, doors and openwork blue gratings — Everywhere in Tunisia, all residential buildings are made in such a romantic colors.
As soon as you leave the airport in Tunisia, the first thing you will feel how hot air is enveloping your entire body, and next second you will see the sea of yellow cars… They will signal you, and drivers will lean out of the windows and in all languages will be sung. So, you should not be afraid of the overgrown prices, here the taxi system does not work as in Moscow. All cars ride with meters, who usually give out enough reasonable prices for the trip. After all, all local uses a taxi, which can be called the most popular and inexpensive view of the transport. However, a couple of rules worth take note.
Sitting in a taxi in a tourist city, say «ASLEM» (which means in Arabic «Hey»), this is rooting the driver’s attitude towards you, which means the price of the trip, because if the driver takes you for his, thinking that you are also working in this country, the cost of movement on his car becomes no longer tourist.
Warn the driver that you do not want to pay by taximeter, tell me «Par Place» («For the place») and go with a few passengers who collect on the road.
Arriving to a new city, pay attention to the stopping of a taxi and try there and take a place in the car. Otherwise it will be difficult to find an empty taxi right on the road.
Focusing on these simple rules, you can spend on the road in the afternoon in Hammamet and other tourist sites no more than 1–2 dinars (40 rubles.) instead of 5–8, which usually pay tourists. Besides, you can chat with taxi drivers who will tell you all about the country on the way, will share our thoughts about the current government and find out everything about you (this is in the blood, they should not easily speak with you about the most personal things and get Answers to all your questions).
In the capital, for a variety and again, the savings can be used by the ground subway. Impressions will bring much, and you will spend money to a funny little. For example, in Sidi-bu-Said, you can go on your own without any excursions and tourist buses for 1 dinar. To do this, you need to get to the metro station of the same name. Of course, the city also walk buses and even trams, but this kind of transport you can hardly use, there is a risk of stealing bags. The reason is that Europeans rarely appear in such places, and there will be increased attention to their valuable things.
But on the Louis, you definitely ride if you decide to go from one city to another. Tunisian Luzh is a classic Russian minibus, but only overcomes this transport long distances. The price is 4–8 dinars depending on the route. From similarities with Russia — drivers driving method, here you are also decent «Shake», The effect of American slides is provided.
Rent a Car
Nearby hotels area you can find several agencies providing cars for rent. In one day you can compare prices and decide on the car model. There are no special rules for driving on Tunisian roads, but it is worth being ready for any turns of fate — Inadequate drivers, pedestrians, horses, donkeys and other animals on the highway.
From the documents you need international driver’s license and driving experience from two years. With good scenario, it will be enough to present the driver’s experience and Russian domestic rights.
Rent a car in Tunisia, get ready to leave the deposit of cash — It varies, as a rule, from €200 BE €500. Price rent — about 60 dinar per day. Traveling between cities, you pay 0.9–1.6 Dinara for travel on a paid road.
Most rented cars are refilled by gasoline (Sans Plomb), a smaller part — Diesel fuel (Gasoil 50). On the fuel cap is usually indicated which fuel fuel, so employees refueling are unlikely to be mistaken.
The cost of gasoline — 1,710 TND, diesel fuel — 1,470 TND. The price of fuel is identical at all consigning stations.