Tunisia has re-introduced the requirement for British travellers to arrive with proof of a negative PCR test, despite dropping the necessity earlier this month.

The need for a PCR test to enter Tunisia was abandoned on October 16, 2021, for both vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers. However, the Tunisian Ministry of Public Health has since reversed its decision, making PCR tests mandatory again for non-vaccinated visitors. The decision was made because of an increase in Covid-19 cases and new strains across the world.

Non-vaccinated travellers must take their PCR test within 72 hours before arriving in Tunisia and be prepared to show proof of their results via a QR code. Those under 12 are exempt. Arrivals to Tunisia must also complete a Tunisian Travel Locator form ahead of their trip. Travellers should remember to print and sign this document before their departure.

Additionally, it’s worth being aware that unvaccinated arrivals are required to self-isolate for seven days in an approved hotel unless they are travelling as part of an inclusive holiday with a tour operator. Those under 18 travelling alone or with a vaccinated parent are not subject to these confinements.

We strongly recommend that anyone travelling to Tunisia in the coming weeks ensures they have the correct documentation to enter the country ahead of their departure. Failure to show valid or necessary documentation when arriving, and as a result being refused entry, is not something that a travel insurance policy would offer cover for.

For more information on the entry requirements necessary for Tunisia, click here.