With its warm climate, sandy beaches and vibrant culture, Tunisia is a great destination to explore. And taking out the right cover will make sure you can enjoy your trip to the full.
Travel insurance helps to cover the costs of unexpected situations that might affect your holiday plans.
Tunisia has a lot to offer, with plenty of sandy beaches, natural beauty and history for you to enjoy, along with a vibrant North African culture. But it won’t provide free medical care.
Having the right cover in place can help you to relax and enjoy your Tunisian adventure, knowing you’ll be protected if things don’t quite go to plan.
You’ll also need to consider how often you’re likely to be travelling during the year.
Your travel insurance is designed to help cover unexpected costs.
Travel insurance policies for Tunisia should include cover for:
Yes, there are certain situations and circumstances you won’t be able to claim for. This can vary between providers, so always check your policy documents first.
Common policy exclusions are:
You won’t be covered if you haven’t taken steps to make sure your bags and possessions are secure and out of sight
If you miss your departure because of these reasons it’s likely your claim will be rejected
If you take part in any extreme sports or adventurous activities you may not be covered on a standard policy and might need to take out extra cover
You won’t be able to claim if you cancel your holiday because of a medical condition that you hadn’t declared before you bought your policy
If you travel against this advice and later need to cancel, or your trip is affected by this decision, you won’t be covered
Your claim will be rejected if you decide you don’t want to go on your holiday or want to come home early because you’re not enjoying your trip
As well as enjoying some winter sun on its popular beach resorts, Tunisia offers plenty of other experiences for visitors to enjoy.
For example, you could try:
Depending on your needs and the activities you’re planning on doing during your trip, there’s a range of optional add-ons you can choose from to tailor your travel insurance cover.
Some activities like scuba diving and rock climbing won’t be covered on a standard policy, so this add-on can help make sure you’re still protected
If you’re taking gadgets like mobile phones, tablets and laptops on your trip, this policy add-on will provide an extra level of protection
This option allows you to increase the amount you can claim for a single item if it gets lost, damaged or stolen on your trip
Tunisia offers ideal golf conditions for you to extend your golfing season. This policy extra provides specialist cover for your golfing equipment and trip
If you need cover for a particular medical condition, you’ll need to let your insurer know and you may need to pay extra or get specialist cover
Although some insurers put Tunisia under Europe for travel insurance, it isn’t covered by the reciprocal healthcare arrangements other European countries have with the UK.
This means you won’t be able to use the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or the newer Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) to access free or reduced-cost treatment.
Instead, if you need urgent medical treatment in Tunisia, you’ll need to pay upfront and the medical costs can often be high.
Travel insurance can reimburse you for unexpected costs like these. Plus, it also covers you against other situations that can disrupt your trip, like lost luggage or cancellation - so it’s worth taking out.
It’s best to check with your GP or healthcare provider six to eight weeks before you travel.
You may be advised to have an up-to-date tetanus or booster vaccine, as well as routine vaccinations that are recommended in the UK.
Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies and typhoid vaccines are also sometimes recommended.
You can find the latest government advice on vaccine requirements in Tunisia and other countries on TravelHealthPro.
Tunisia has plenty to offer visitors, but there are a few things to keep in mind when you’re heading there: