Understanding the Tunisia Health Declaration

July 2021
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July 2021
03:00 AM CEST

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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 out. 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. Although it doesn't ask for the same information that the health application for citizens of the European Union or American tourists, it provides enough information to help you plan your trip. It asks for information about your nationality (Tunisia has a multicultural population so all Tunisians are required to complete the form), date and birth, passport type, country of citizenship, intended destination and contact numbers for emergency medical care. A licensed travel doctor will examine your form. Your doctor will examine the form and issue a medical certificate.

The Tunisian government has set up several hospitals in different locations throughout the country, but all foreign patients seeking treatment must first go through the Ministries of Health and have their health declaration reviewed before they can be admitted. Although the review process is not required, most visitors to Tunisia must go through it before they are admitted. If a patient's health information is not current or incomplete, some hospitals may refuse to admit them. A brief description of the process and what is required of the patient can be found in the Tunisia Health Declaration. To find out the procedure for you in Tunisia, you can also contact the Ministries of Health.

Passports are required for any tourist wishing to stay in Tunisia, even though the process is not difficult. There are other items that are not necessary, such as your contact information and a copy or 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. This card is usually valid for up to 3 days once it is issued. There are a few consignment shops in Tunisia where you can pick up your visa and passport upon arrival.

The Tunisia Health Declaration provides general information regarding the security and welfare conditions in Tunisia. It does not detail the treatment that is offered by the private or government health care system. It does not detail the qualifications of doctors or nurses, or what standards apply to them, nor does it specify the laws that apply to the practice of medicine. As you would expect, if you have any health issues that might require you to receive treatment by an independent practitioner, you will need to visit the relevant Ministry of Health to secure a referral.

You may wish to consider contacting a private medical consultant to assist you with obtaining a Tunisia Health Declaration. Not only will a consultant be able to interpret the technical language on the declaration, but he/she may also be able to assist you with your specific health care needs. This service has been used by many citizens of Tunisia. If your health requires special attention, consider consulting an independent medical consultant for further information and assistance.

About Understanding the Tunisia Health Declaration

The Tunisia Health Declaration Form is an electronic travel screening required for all foreign tourists who wish to enter Tunisia. This document is required to at least help prevent the prevalence of Middle East respiratory syndrome or MRS, a deadly disease that sweeps through much of the Middle East and Europe. This form should be electronically signed and printed out. You can also hand it to a Tunisian health authority upon your arrival. It is a good idea to review your health statement before you travel to this North African country.

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