TRAVELLING TO TUNIS
– PASSPORTS AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
All participants should ensure that passports are valid for at least six months from the date of entry to the Republic of Tunisia and ensure they obtain a valid visa prior to entering the Republic of Tunisia.
In case a visa is required, it is highly recommended that visa application be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time for processing.
For countries where Tunisia has diplomatic or consular representation, visa applications must be submitted directly to the local Tunisian embassy or consulate. For other countries in which Tunisia does not have diplomatic or consular representation, participants may be granted visas upon arrival to Tunis Carthage International Airport. (Annex I, Required visa for IsDB Member Countries).
– TRAVEL TO AND FROM TUNIS
It is expected that Governors, Alternate Governors and delegates will make their own travel arrangements to and from Tunis.
Governors, Alternate Governors and other delegates are encouraged to arrange their arrival and return flight reservations as early as possible to secure the flights and dates of their choice.
Imports of military- and security-related equipment are tightly controlled and only allowed under license. Currency exceeding 10,000 TND or the equivalent in foreign currency must be declared to the authorities when entering Tunisia.
– RECEPTION AT TUNIS-CARTHAGE AIRPORT
Protocol officers will be available at Tunis–Carthage International Airport to expedite entry and departure formalities for delegates.
For each Governor of a member country of the IsDB, one car and a driver will be provided. Shuttle buses will be available to transport participants from the airport to the “official” hotels and from these hotels to the venue of the Annual Meeting.
– LOCAL TIME
The local time of the Republic of Tunisia is GMT +1
– CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE
The official currency of Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar. Foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices and in major hotels. Tunisian Dinars can only be re-exchanged into foreign currency, when the exchange receipt is presented up to a maximum of 3000 TND.
Tunisia operates on a 220 supply voltage, it is highly recommended not to use electric equipment operating on 110 supply voltage.
The climate in Tunis during April is mild and reasonably dry. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (69°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.
While Arabic is the official language of the Republic of Tunisia, French and English are widely spoken.
– WORKING HOURS
Government Institutions : 08:30 – 12:30 & 13:00 -17:00 Except on Friday from 08:00 – 13:00 & 14:30 -17:30 (Closed on Saturday & Sunday)
Banks : 08:00 – 16:00 (Monday to Friday)
Markets and Stores : 09:00 to 19:30 (throughout the wee)
– PRAYER TIMES
A suitable prayer area is available in the Annual Meeting venue. Prayer times in Tunis during the Annual Meeting are published on the Annual Meeting website.
– LIST OF DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS
The list of the Republic of Tunisia missions in IsDB Member Countries is attached as (Annex II)
Regular shuttle buses will be available from the Official Hotels to the Annual Meeting venue and vice versa for all participants. Participants who opt to reside in non-official hotels should make their own transportation arrangements.
For more information on shuttle schedules, please visit Annual Meeting website.
– PROGRAMME FOR ACCOMPANYING LADIES
An eventful program will be prepared and published on the Annual Meeting website for ladies accompanying participants of the Annual Meeting. Please check the website regularly for any updates or announcements.