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Stay Safe In Beautiful Tunisia

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat and stay at in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Tunisia


If you’re considering visiting Tunesia, you’ll be happy to learn that it’s a pretty safe country. Unfortunately, in 2002, there was a suicide bomber attack, but violence at that scale is extremely rare, and next to nonexistent. There is some petty crime though, and you’re advised to keep an eye on your bag at all times in crowded medinas.

However, you should be aware that a lot of female travelers complain about sexual harassment and carpet touts, so you should always keep an eye out for stuff like that and try not to get into those kinds of situations. Not that sexual harassment is ever the victim’s fault, of course.

There are parts of the country that are considered military zones and civilians aren’t allowed access without special passes.

Despite all of what we’ve said above about Tunesia being a safe country, trips into areas not often visited by tourists should not be made without a tour guide. If you do undertake this risk, you should know that you can get kidnapped or be a victim of terrorism.

You should also keep in mind that Tunisians are horrible drivers. It’s basically the Wild Wild West in Tunisia when it comes to traffic and safety on the road.

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