Tunisia is located in the Maghreb region of North Africa and the country is widely known for its golden beaches, sunny weather, and affordable luxuries. With its high standard of healthcare and an exceptional reputation for cosmetic surgery, it successfully attracts thousands of medical tourists every year. The Tunisian Ministry of Health regulates the country’s cosmetic and plastic surgeons. The private hospitals are armed with cutting-edge technology, English-speaking medical professionals, and affordable prices. Many of the medical tourists come to the country for breast augmentation procedures. These medical tourists are mostly from Europe and neighboring African countries that have a lower standard of the healthcare system.
Popular Cities and Regions
One of the most popular destinations both for its medical destination and beautiful attractions in Tunis, Tunisia’s capital. The City is divided into two parts the medina and the new city (Ville Nouvelle), many tourists visit this city to see the Archaeological Site of Carthage. The city is also filled with beautiful Islamic architecture. To see a beautiful desert oasis, the city of Tozeur is the right place to visit as it was a place to rest and refuel for caravans crossing the Sahara. Another popular destination is Sousse, which is located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Here, tourists can enjoy beaches with clear blue sea and visit Sousse Archeological Museum to see the second largest collection of mosaics in the world. For those who want to experience more of Tunisia’s wonderful beaches, visit Hammamet as it is the country’s original tourism resort with sandy beaches, beautiful gardens, and interesting history.
The main gateway to Tunisia is the Tunic-Carthage International Airport, which connects the country to numerous major European countries and the Middle East. Taking a domestic flight is a great option to travel around the country. Trains and long-distance buses are also available and provide a more affordable way of travel.
Holders of passports issued by 97 countries, including China, Singapore, the US, and Australia, can visit Tunisia without a visa for up to 90 days. Citizens of other countries need a visa and can apply from Tunisia’s online visa application.
The North of Tunisia experiences a subtropical Mediterranean climate, while the South and inland areas have a tropical desert climate. Summer is from June to August and temperatures can reach 32°C. The temperatures will decrease in autumn, which starts from September to November. Autumn also experiences occasional rain. Winter can be very cold, with an average temperature of 16°C to 18°C, but it can drop to 7°C at night and below 0°C in highlands and desert areas. The temperature will rise to 20°C in Spring.
- Local Currency: The currency used in Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar. 1USD is around 2.86TND.
- Money & Payments: ATMs are plentiful and have withdrawal limits of 400TND. Credit cards are accepted in major cities and tourist areas and tipping is not necessary.
- Local Language: Arab is the official language and French is very common. English is not widely spoken except in tourist areas and at expensive hotels.
- Local Culture and Religion: 98% of the population follows Islam and there are small groups of Christian and Jews. Remember not to wear clothes that are too revealing.
- Public holidays: The most celebrated holidays are mostly Islamic holidays, such as Aid Al-Fitr and Aid El Kebir. There are also other public holidays, such as New Year’s Day and Independence Day.