To drive in Tunisia, foreign visitors need to have their valid driver licenses and International driving permits.
A person who resides in Tunisia may convert his driver license into a Tunisian driver license; to do that applicant needs to have a confirmation of the validity of his driver license from the office issued that license.

The main Tunisian road traffic rules:

  • Driving is on the right side of the road.
  •  The minimum age for driving is 18 years.
  • The permitted blood alcohol level is 0.0%.
  • When driving, seat belts are mandatory.
  • All riders of motorcycles must wear protective helmets.
  • The speed limit is 110 km/h (70 mph) on highways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in built up areas, and 90 km/h (56 mph) outside the built up areas.
  • Turning right on red is not permitted.
  • At roundabouts, the vehicles already in it have the right of way.
  • At non-regulated intersections, traffic from the right has a right of way.
  • While driving, using of mobile phones is prohibited, except of phones with a hands-free system.
  • The police phone number is 197.

Additional information:

  • Visitors should avoid driving after dark outside Tunis or the major resort areas as bicycles, mopeds, and motorcycles are ridden without sufficient lights or reflectors and pedestrians and animals are common on the roads.
  • Drivers may be stopped for inspection by police officers at any time. In the case of any detention or arrest, a foreigner should immediately request that the police inform his Embassy of his whereabouts.
  • In Tunisia, the police often use speed radar, especially on the highways.
  • To rent a car in Tunisia, any driver must be at least 21 years old and have held hid driver license for one year or more.
  • While driving, all drivers must carry their valid driver license, car registration documents, and insurance certificates.

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