Tunisia, officially known as the Tunisian Republic is located in Northern Africa. It has a Mediterranean Sea coastline in the very centre of Mediterranean Africa. Libya (rent a car in Libya) borders Tunisia to the south-east, whilst Algeria (renting a car in Algeria) lies to its west. Its main international airport for scheduled flights is Tunis – Carthage International Airport (TUN) near Tunis, capital of the country. Car rental in Tunisia can be taken from here. Tunisia’s second airport is Habib Bourguiba, Skanes-Monastir (MIR) which is served by low cost charter flights from all over Europe. Monastir is closer to most holiday destinations. There are eight more airports serving national and international flights. The most popular flights to Tunis Carthage are operated by Emirates, Qatar Airways and Air France. However, there are many other international airlines flying to Tunisia.
Climate in north of the country is temperate with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. Desert in south is fairly gentle, compared with other deserts. Best time for visiting Tunisia is late spring or late autumn. The southern part is very different from the northern and a good reputable guide is recommended for traveling in this region of Tunisia.
Visa and Currency
Visitors from most Asian and African countries and England (car renting in England), United States and Vatican City do not require a visa for entering and staying for up to three months. You should check visa requirements from Tunisian embassy in your country.
Currency Tunisian Dinar (TND)
1.00 USD = 1.98174 TND
There is no dearth of ATMs are in tourist areas and big cities. The machines accept most credit and debit cards of VISA, MASTERCARD and MAESTRO. Use of ATMs gets you only Tunisian Dinars and per transaction you are charged 1.5 to 2 Dinars. All major cards are accepted in big hotels and stores in tourists’ areas.
The time difference in Tunisia is; Greenwich Mean Time +1 hour or + 2 hours from the last Sunday of March to last Sunday of October.
Tunisia Driving Information
For driving in Tunisia you must possess driving license that is valid in your country of residence.
In Tunisia driving is on right hand side of the road
For hiring cars, you must be at least 21 years of age. Drivers below 25 years may need to pay extra.
Seat belts are mandatory and use of hand phones while driving is illegal.
You must carry your valid driving license, insurance and registration documents.
While parking in Tunisia, remove all your valuables from car. You should collect parking information from the hotel before checking in.
For traveling on highways A-1, A-2 and A-3 you need to pay toll fees.
One liter of Gasoline costs about 1.62 DT
Find Car Rental in Tunisia
You’ll find all international car rental in Tunisia, including Avis, Hertz, Budget and Europcar. You may hire a car on landing at the airport. Driving a car demands a lot of your attention and concentration. You are given cars with full tank and need to return the same with full tank. Rentals vary with the size and make of cars. You should expect to rent a compact car to seat five people for about $65/day.
Regarding using a car rental in Tunisia for a couple of days at the airport, you are likely to save some money. The rental is inclusive of unlimited mileage, insurance (Collision Damage Waiver – Theft Protection – 3rd Party Liability – Personal Accident) plus taxes. One way car hire is available on paying minimum three day’s rental. Out of the country one way car rental isn’t available.