Do you know if Australians need a visa for Tunisia, and if so can it be obtained
at the Tunisian land border? Also would we need pre-arranged transport to meet
us at the Tunisian border or is onward local transport available after crossing?
Yes, nationals of Australia do need a Tunisian visa
(as of 2010). They can obtain it on arrival at the point of entry. But according
to travellers' feedback in 2012, one learns that Europeans do not need visa for
Tunisia. The best thing to do is to check with the embassy for the latest update and
changes after the 2011 Uprising.
transport, you can use public transport from the Tunisian border. An agreement
between the Canadian and Australian governments allows the Canadian Embassy to
provide consular assistance to Australians in Tunisia. The Australian
Embassy in Egypt can also assist Australians (www.dfat.gov.au/missions/).
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But is it possible to obtain the Tunisian visa at the land border with Libya?
Yes, one of our visitors had contacted the Canadian Embassy in Tunisia and
he wrote to us saying: "They very kindly checked on the land border crossing
visa issue for me and advised that this is all Ok."
Do Australians and Europeans need a visa for Egypt?
Yes, most nationals require an entry visa to Egypt. Some nationals, like British,
Americans and EU nationals, can get entry permissions on arrival for travelling
to certain resorts. Please check with the embassy for details.
Egyptian Tourist Authority in Cairo:
Misr Travel Tower,
Tel: (2) 285 4509.
Can travellers obtain Egyptian visa on arrival at the border with Libya?
It is best to confirm with the embassy
for details. However, our sources show that travellers can obtain the
visa at the border with Libya (Salloum) and on arrival at the airport (in Cairo).
According to several
websites most European visitors can obtain the visa on arrival. One of our visitors
had contacted the Egyptian embassy in Tripoli (in June 2012) and they confirmed
to her that she can obtain the Egyptian visa at the border with Libya.
But we are
not sure if this applies to all nationalities or not and therefore we strongly
recommend to check with the Egyptian embassy. However
citizens of the following countries do require pre-arrival visa: all African
countries, Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Chechnya, Croatia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan,
Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine,
Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri-Lanka, Tadzhikistan, Thailand,
Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
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