Tunisia - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

Restriction categories relative to Tunisia

  • Countries with restrictions for short term stays (<90 days)
  • Countries with restrictions for long term stays (>90 days)
  • Countries with unclear laws/practices; more information needed

Entry regulations Residence regulations Additional information
No restrictions for short-term tourist stays. Restrictions are possible.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Tunisia

The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Tunisia.

(Source: 1)

There are no specific regulations concerning short-term stays in Tunisia. However, the granting of work and residency permits can be subject to health checks, and their granting may be denied in the presence of HIV. The regulations target foreign employees and immigrants.

There are no controls at the border and no regulations regarding control or deportation of concerned people.

Importing antiretroviral medication for personal use is allowed (quantities to cover intended period of stay).

(Source: 2)

People staying for more than 30 days in Tunisia have to provide a negative HIV test result.

(Source: 3)


HIV treatment information for Tunisia

  • no source

    HIV information / HIV NGOs in Tunisia

    Updated information is available through the aidsmap search engine at http://www.aidsmap.com/e-atlas


    Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

    The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

    Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at http://criminalisation.gnpplus.net/.



    1. U.S. Department Of State; Bureau of Consular Affairs; https://travel.state.gov / January 10, 2018; consulted July 5, 2018
    2. German Embassy, Tunis, May 16, 2008 
    3. Sami Ben Said, by email, October 2005


    updated: 7/5/2018
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