Tunisia vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you travelling to Tunisia soon? This travel advice provides you with information about health risks, the climate and places of interest. Our health experts recommend vaccinations for Tunisia, although these are only mandatory when you enter the country from a country where yellow fever is prevalent. Which specific vaccinations you require is dependant on the duration of your stay in this beautiful country on the Mediterranean coast.

The Tunisian Republic is located in North Africa. Together with Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria and Libya, Tunisia belongs to the Maghreb. The climate in Tunisia is affected by the Sahara, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlas Mountains. The north has a warm sea climate with mild and wet winters and dry, hot summers. The south has a hot desert climate. The best time to visit Tunisia is during summer, between April and September. Tunisia has much to offer to holidaymakers of all types. You can relax on beautiful beaches, explore the culture in ancient towns, or travel to the desert in search of adventure. The capital Tunis – housing a 13th century medina and the stunning Mosque of El-Zituna – is well worth a visit. Regardless of which places you will visit in Tunisia, always keep account of possible diseases and the strong sun. Malaria does not occur in Tunisia. Our skilled KLM Health Services nurses can tell you exactly which vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Tunisia vaccinations: the most common risks

Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in Tunisia to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks in Tunisia and read which specific vaccinations you require.


Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.


Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.


Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.


In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

A healthy trip to Tunisia: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Tunisia as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Tunisia? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Tunisia vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Tunisia? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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