Health Alert: New Government of Tunisia COVID-19 Measures (May 17)

Health Alert:  New Government of Tunisia COVID-19 Measures (May 17)

The U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia is providing an update on the Tunisian government’s announcement of new COVID-19 measures through June 6. 

On May 12, 2021 the Government of Tunisia announced new COVID-19 measures:

  • From May 17 through June 6, a curfew is in effect from 22:00 to 5:00 daily. During curfew hours, all non-emergency movements are prohibited.
  • Intercity and inter-governorate travel is permitted as of May 14.
  • Schools are back in session as of May 17, and universities are back in session as of May 19.
  • Dormitories, mosques, and malls are open as of May 16.
  • Coffee shops and restaurants are now open to 30% capacity in closed areas and 50% in open-air spaces

U.S. citizens in Tunisia should respect the curfews, adhere to local government regulations, and monitor local media for any updates.

Entry requirements for international travelers:

  • All arriving passengers aged 2 and over are required to present the negative results of a RT-PCR test upon arrival, taken less than 72 hours before departure.  Printed test results should include the date the test sample was taken and the passenger’s name.
  • All international arrivals (to include Tunisian citizens) are required to complete a mandatory seven-day quarantine at a government selected hotel, followed by a new RT-PCR test between the fifth and seventh day (self-scheduled and self-funded). Passengers will be required to show proof of their hotel booking upon arrival.
  • Those exempt from the quarantine(including those with proof of full vaccination), are required to comply with the lockdown measures and only leave their place of residence for essential services.
  • The Tunisian Ministries of Health and Interior will determine if individual travelers will be permitted to enter Tunisia, and the U.S. Embassy is unable to intervene if a traveler is denied entry to the country.

U.S. citizens should refer to the Embassy’s COVID-19 Information Website for regular updates about COVID-19 in Tunisia.

Local Resources:

Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia, Washington, D.C. Website
Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia, Washington, D.C. Facebook Page
Tunisian Ministry of Health Facebook Page
Tunisian Observatory for New and Emerging Diseases (ONMNE) Facebook Page
Tunisian COVID-19 Information Facebook Page

 For Assistance:  

U.S. Embassy Tunis, Tunisia
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