Tunisia

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

The local currency is the Tunisian Dinar (TND).

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Tunisia , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Business hours

Sunday is the official day of rest.
Some administrations and state-owned entreprises are usualy closed in the afternoon. Openings hours vary in summer and during the period of Ramadan.Banks usualy close at 4pm and on saturday.



Transportation

Road
Bus: The domestic transport company SNTRI and Trans-Tour provide services to the most far away places of Tunisia.
Rental: Collective Taxi Rental with a capacity of 5 or 6 persons with luggage, rental leaves only when it is full. In each city, there is a rental station. Cars with blue strips serve nearby places and those with red strips serve long distances.



Rail
The network extends over 2,000 km and covers almost the whole territory, connecting most of the big cities of the North, Tunis, Bizerte, Beja and of the East coast: Sfax, Gabes. An express line has been opened between Tunis and Gabes.
Various discount cards, from 25 to 50 percent off, can be obtained: the carte jeune, the blue card and the rail museum card.

Air
Sevenair ensures domestic flights. This company connects pretty much all the cities with Tunis.

 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .tn



Basic conversation guide

Yes = na'am
No = laa
Thank you = shokran
Hello = Ha Salama
Goodbye = Ma'a Salama
I do not understand = Ana la nafham
What is the price ? = Bikam? Kadeh?
I would like to buy. please = O'reed ann ashtary, habit naishri
Do you accept the credit card ? = Hal takibal bitakit el aitiman?
Where ...? = Ain? Ouin?
Airport = Matar
Train station = Mahatit Al kitar
Post office = Markaz Barid
Bank = bank, Markaz
Police station = Kissam Shorta
Pharmacy = Sidali ia, Taskara
One ticket to. please = tathkara wahida min fadlik..
Would you have any available rooms for tonight ? = Hal togad Koraf Fadia Al Laila?.

 


Languages spoken

Official language: Arabic. Commercial language: French, English, Italien.


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