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All foreign tourists who want to travel to Tunisia must complete the Tunisia Health Declaration Form. This document is required to help at least prevent the spread of Middle East respiratory Syndrome (or MRS), a deadly disease that has swept through Europe and the Middle East. This form should be electronically signed, and printed. It can also be handed to a health authority upon arrival in Tunisia. It is a good idea to review your health statement before you travel to this North African country.

This is essentially a two page form that requests basic information regarding your health history. While it does not ask for the same information as the health application for European Union citizens or even American tourists, it does provide enough information to make your travel plans well-informed. Specifically, it asks for information regarding your nationality (Tunisia is multicultural, so all Tunisian nationals are required to fill out the form), date of birth, passport type, country of citizenship, intended destination, and contact numbers for emergency health care. A licensed travel doctor will examine your form. Your doctor will examine the form and issue a medical certificate.

Tunisia has several hospitals located in different areas. However, all foreign patients who seek treatment must first go through the Ministries of Health to have their health declaration reviewed and approved before they can be admitted. The review process is not mandatory, but most visitors to Tunisia are required to go through this process before being admitted. Some hospitals will refuse to admit a patient if their health declaration is not current or incomplete. A brief description of the process and what is required of the patient can be found in the Tunisia Health Declaration. You may also contact the Ministries of Health directly to find out what procedure is required for you when in Tunisia.

Tourists who wish to travel to Tunisia must have a passport. The process is easy. However, there are some other items that are not required, such as valid contact details and a copy of your travel insurance policy. It is important to remember that all travellers are required to produce an identity card, called an i-card, at check-in. The card is valid for up 3 days after it is issued. There are a few consignment shops in Tunisia where you can pick up your visa and passport upon arrival.