"Packing List" Tunisia Packing List Tip by aliante1981

Tunisia What to Pack: 34 reviews and 15 photos


Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take some light and covering clothes if you plan to venture far from your resort town. Tunisia is a Muslim country, and in the south you will not get away in a short dress as easily as you might have made it in Sousse or Hammamet. If you plan a trip to the Sahara desert or some out-of-the-way Roman ruins, you have to take some clothes and shoes that will stand the severe conditions. When you choose clothes and (especially!) shoes for such outings do not forget about the scorpions.

Photo Equipment: In resort town and major touristic sights you may use any camera you wish. You will easily find any film, except for top-end professional ones. But if you go to Sahara take the simplest thing and as much film you think you might need. Often you will not be able to find it there, as well as special batteries. Also, in Sahara, you are taking a risk of ruining your camera if it's too sophisticated as sand penetrates into it - a friend of mine experienced this.

Miscellaneous: ATMs and Plastic money: they are the most convenient way to take your money abroad. You get lots of benefits and (almost!!) no problems. You'll get lower exchange rate than if you were to exchane your cash, and you will pay lower commissions than if you came up with a travel cheque. But, above all, you'll get safety: you will not be crying over money lost forever even if your ATM card gets stolen. And, even more than that, you can pay in many shops by a plastic card. So, I am always travelling with my ATM cards in my pocket. And in Tunisia (touristic places) there are plenty of ATM machines. Still, this rule seemed to be somewhat doubtful in Southern Tunisia, so take some cash when you are going there. But, however, here are some important rules to keep in mind: 1) Do use Electron/Cirrus/any other debit card for withdrawals, as any other thing will be considered a cash advance, 2)Try to take out money few times but in bigger sums so as not to accumulate fees, 3) If you loose you card call the issuing company immediatley and better call you bank, too, to block the card.

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2002
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