Practical Information

VISA application for Tunisia
The Tunisian government requires an entrance visa for some nationalities. To check whether you need a visa to attend the conference, please contact the Tunisian Embassy in your country or visit the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If necessary, you can contact the conference organizers for a formal invitation letter.

AC power in Tunisia

  • Power plugs: The most common used power plugs in Tunisia are those TYPE E. Indeed, the plugs TYPE C and TYPE F can also be used there.More information about power plugs can be found at Conrad H. McGregor's web page about world standards.
  • Voltage - 230 Volts: International AC outlet adapters do not convert electric current. If an appliance does not accept 220-240 volt current, serious damage can result if a step down transformer is not also used to convert the current to 110-120 volts. Step down transformers convert 220/240 volt electricity to 110/120 volts for American appliances.
  • Frequency - 50 Hz: In Tunisia, the 220-240 volt electricity is generated at 50 Hz (cycles). This difference in cycles may cause the motor in a 60 Hz North American appliance to operate slightly slower when used on 50 Hz. Please note that many 60Hz devices such as clocks may not function normally on 50Hz current.

The Tunisian currency is TND (Tunisian Dinar). Check the Yahoo! Currency Converter for updated exchange rates for USD into TND, EUR into TND and other currencies into TND. The Central Bank of Tunisia provides more information about the Tunisian currency.

Time Zone
Tunisia is at UTC/GMT +1. Check time and for further information about time zones.

Weather and Climate
The weather and climate in Tunisia in September can vary a lot. It is wise to be prepared for the occational shower by bringing along an umbrella. The temperature in September is usually between 22 to 30 degrees Celcius (between 72 to 86 degrees Farenheit). See the historical weather for Tunis at Weatherbase, the weather right now in Tunisia or a weather forecast at for more information about the weather conditions in Tunisia.

There is no specific healthcare threat while traveling to Tunisia, though some precautions need to be considered to avoid disrupting your stay and there is no required vaccination.

The official language is Arabic. French is the second language and English is spoken mainly in tourist resorts.