Tunisian Visas and exemption conditions for Chinese tourists

Please note that from November 16, 2020, all persons arriving in Tunisia must have proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.

Upon arrival, all persons permitted to enter must undergo a 14-day quarantine at their residence or a designated hotel. Persons who elect to undergo an additional PCR test after 7 days in quarantine will be eligible to leave quarantine early provided they test negative.

The Tunisian Ministry of Health may select certain arriving passengers to undergo rapid testing for COVID-19. All persons must comply with these and all other directives relating to testing for COVID-19 upon arrival in Tunisia.

In this article, I will introduce four procedures:

      • Visa exemption for Chinese tourists
      • Application for Tunisian Business visa
      • Application for Tunisian Transit visa
      • Application for Tunisian visa for a family visit

Visa Exemption for Chinese tourists

On February 15, 2017, the Tunisian government adopted a new procedure that would exempt all Chinese tourists (both individuals and group travelers) from applying for a visa before visiting Tunisia.

To qualify for the visa exemption, the Chinese tourist needs to meet ALL of the following conditions:

        • Holder of a valid Chinese passport on the date of entry and exit to/from Tunisia
        • Possess a Round-trip Ticket to the original destination.
        • A hotel booking issued by a travel agency or a hotel in Tunisia or a printable electronic reservation
        • The hotel booking should not exceed 90 days.

List of general documents required for the Visa application:

        • (02) Copies of the application form typed or handwritten in capital letters on both sides and signed by the applicant (Profession should be well mentioned).


        •  (02) Recent identity color photos (2 inches). (2 copies).

        •  (01) Valid passport for 03 months, at least (with two copies).

        • (02) Copies of the residence permit or work visa in China Mainland or Hong Kong if you are a non-Chinese national.

        • Copies of all the documents are requested.


        • We advise applicants to apply for the visa at least one month before traveling

Visa Fees:

When applying for a Tunisian visa, there is a non-refundable mandatory visa fee every applicant must pay. The visa fee must be paid in the embassy via cash

        • Single Entry Visa: 550 RMB
        • Multiple Entries Visa: 1100 RMB

List of additional documents required for Business Visa:

        • (02) Original employment certificate issued by the local employer (Business visit purpose should be well mentioned).

        • (02) Invitation letters delivered by the inviting Tunisian company or enterprise.

        • (02) Copies of Hotel Booking

        • (02) Copies of return flight booking

List of additional documents required for Transit Visa:
        • (01) Visa of the country of destination

        • (01) Document justifying Tunisia’s accommodation (Airplane ticket Reservation, hotel booking if the persons plan to stay in Tunisia for more than 24 hours).

List of additional documents required for Family Visit Visa:

        • (01) Invitation letter (plus a copy of the inviter’s passport or ID card, inviter’s employment certificate, inviter’s residence permit in Tunisia if the inviter is a foreign resident, and contact number)

        • (01) Certificate of Relationship: for example, marriage or birth certificate

        • (01) Document justifying the accommodation in Tunisia (Airplane ticket Reservation, hotel booking, and evidence for the payment of accommodation expenses).

        •  (01) Original Employment Certificate (Should mention the salary)