Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tunis, Tunisia

Location:  Tunis, Tunisia

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is providing an update on regional curfews and COVID-19 in Tunisia.

Tunisia COVID-19 Information:

  • To curb the spread of COVID-19,  as of October 8, the Government of Tunisia has enacted a 15-day curfew in Greater Tunis (which includes the governorates of Ariana, Ben Arous, Manouba, and Tunis).  The curfew will remain in effect from 21:00 to 05:00 Monday through Friday, and from 19:00 to 05:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • There are also current curfews being enforced in Sousse, Monastir, Kef, and Sidi Bouzid.
  • U.S. citizens in Tunisia should respect the curfews and adhere to local government regulations.  All movements will be restricted during the curfew hours except for emergency purposes.
  • U.S. citizens in Tunisia should monitor local media for information on additional cities and governorates enacting curfews as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.
  • The Tunisian Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 24,542 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak in March.
  • There is currently a country-wide shortage of COVID-19 tests.  While some private clinics have testing capacities, they require payment in cash before administering the test.
  • The Tunisian Observatory for New and Emerging Diseases (ONMNE) provides regular COVID-19 updates on their official Facebook page:

U.S. citizens in Tunisia should:

Country Information and Travel Advisory page:

Department of State contact information:

U.S. Embassy Tunis, Tunisia

  • Address:  Les Berges du Lac, 1053 Tunis
  • Day Time Phone number:  +216-71-107-000 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.)
  • After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens:  +216-71-107-000
  • Email address:
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State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs

  • Day Time Phone number: +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

(Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST, except U.S. federal holidays)