With the number of tourists increasing each year, the Tunisian Government has opened its borders to more and more nationalities, making it easier to enter the country.
Since October 2017, Indian citizens and nationals no longer have to apply for a visa at an embassy. Instead, they can now get a Tunisia visa on arrival if they meet the requirements.
However, this may soon change. Tunisia is finishing implementing the Tunisia Electronic Visa, for all those who currently do not require a visa to enter the country, as well as for those who are eligible for a visa on arrival, such as Indian citizens. Once the online system is implemented, all eligible travelers will be required to fill out an online form to obtain the Tunisia eVisa, eliminating the need to queue for a visa on arrival or visit a Tunisian embassy in person before a trip.
Tunisia Visa on Arrival Requirements for Indian Citizens
In an effort to strengthen relations with India, Tunisia is facilitating entry for Indian citizens who meet the necessary requirements. All Indian nationals who hold a diplomatic, official or special passport can enter, exit and transit through Tunisia without having to meet any visa requirements for a maximum period of 90 days.
Indian citizens without a special or diplomatic passport may also travel to Tunisia for touristic purposes without a visa if they meet the following requirements:
- Have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity
- Have a confirmed hotel booking
- Have a confirmed round-trip airline ticket
All Indian nationals will be required to show these documents at border control to gain a free visa on arrival for Tunisia. They will be allowed to stay in Tunisia for a maximum of 90 days.
Tunisia Business Visa for India Passport Holders
While all Indian nationals traveling to Tunisia for tourism do not need to obtain a tourist visa on arrival, all those traveling for business purposes will need to apply for a visa by completing an application form. They will also need to hold a passport valid for at least 6 months and provide a copy of the passport biographic page on arrival, along with 2 passport size photographs.
Indian citizens traveling to Tunisia for business purposes must also provide:
- A confirmed round trip air ticket
- A hotel booking or voucher
- An endorsement letter from an Indian business organization, to be faxed or e-mailed directly to the Embassy
- Original copies of the latest three months bank statement of the company and of the applicant.
How Will the Tunisia Electronic Visa for Indian Citizens Work?
The government of Tunisia has announced its intention to implement an electronic visa application aimed at the nationals who currently do not require a visa to enter the country.
If you are eligible for the eVisa you can obtain it by completing a simple online application form and paying the fee. The process is simple and quick, all you need is:
- A valid passport from an eligible country
- A valid debit or credit card to pay the online visa fee
- A current email address to which the approved eVisa will be sent.
This will make the process of entering Tunisia easier, as there will be no need to wait in queues for a visa on arrival at the border or visit an embassy prior to the trip to obtain travel authorization. It is also expected to make traveling safer for both locals and visitors since the pre-screening of travelers will help identify and prevent any possible threats.