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    Currency in Tunisia TND - Things to know

    Foreign exchange guide to Tunisia and the Tunisian dinar


    What currency is used in Tunisia?

    The official currency of Tunisia (country code: TN) is the Tunisian dinar, with symbol د.ت and currency code TND.

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    Things to know about the Tunisian dinar

    The Tunisian dinar (TND) is the official currency of the Republic of Tunisia, a country located in North Africa. Here are a few things to know about the Tunisian dinar:

    1. The Tunisian dinar is abbreviated as TND and is divided into 1000 millimes.
    2. The Central Bank of Tunisia is responsible for issuing and regulating the Tunisian dinar.
    3. The exchange rate for the Tunisian dinar is determined by supply and demand in the foreign exchange market.
    4. Tunisia has a mixed economy, with a large public sector and a significant agricultural sector. The country is also a major exporter of phosphates and has a growing tourism industry.
    5. Inflation has been a concern in Tunisia in recent years, and the Central Bank of Tunisia has implemented measures such as raising interest rates to try to curb rising prices.

    Travel money for Tunisia

    As mentioned above, the Tunisian dinar is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult (or be permitted) to purchase the currency (TND) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival in .

    For these types of destinations, using a pre-paid travel card is a good solution. As no travel cards support loading closed currencies like the TND you will incur currency conversion or foreign transaction fees if you use a travel money card in .

    However, using a pre-paid travel card is still a good idea as you can avoid ATM fees and also you can avoid using (and losing!) your main bank or debit/credit card.


    Travel Ideas and Money Tips for Tunisia

    Tunisia for some is a fly-and-flop beach destination. And with a lovely climate, fine Mediterranean beaches and cheap flights, who can blame them? However, Tunisia has plenty for the more adventurous traveller too. Jump aboard a louage to the Roman city of Dougga or the lovely mountain town of Le Kef. If you've always dreamed of crossing the Sahara by camel, Tunisia is the place: fly to Tozeur or bus it to Douz, where bona fide explorers can also rent a 4WD to access the remote south.

    Can I use ATMs in Tunisia?

    To get cash, there are ATM (accepting Visa and MasterCard) in all cities and touristic areas. Note, however, that the transaction involves withdrawal fees, so it is better not to make a withdrawal every day.

    There are currency exchange offices (often incorporated into a bank branch) everywhere and the exchange is usually done without commission. No problem therefore to get cash. It is also possible to change in post offices (again without commission) and in some hotels.

    How do I travel around Tunisia?

    Louages (long-distance shared taxis) are the workhorses of the Tunisian road and by far the simplest and fastest means of public transport, as well as a good way to meet local people. Louages are colour-coded: a red stripe signifies long-distance, a blue stripe is regional and a yellow stripe means it’s a local/rural service. Fares cost around the same as buses. Louages leave when full rather than to any timetable, but you'll rarely have to wait more than 45 minutes. In most towns, the louage station is close to, or combined with, the bus station, enabling you to choose between the services. At the louage stations, drivers stand by their vehicles and call out their destinations. A foreigner is sure to be asked their destination and given assistance.

    Check with your GP before you travel that your vaccinations are up to date. Mosquitoes are a pain in southern oasis towns – take plenty of repellent.

    Travel to within 10km of the Tunisia-Libya border is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED, as is all travel south of El Borma. Extra care should be taken when travelling around Tunisia due to recent attacks carried out on the country by extremists.

    Temperature in north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers; desert in south. The Tunisian Sahara is quite gentle compared with other deserts, climate-wise. Tunisia is best visited in late spring or late autumn.


    USD/TND Market Data

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/TND change and UP📈 DOWN📉 trends over the past 1 Year.

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      1 TND = 0.3207 USD   (Inverse rate)
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What currency should I use in Tunisia?

    The domestic currency in Tunisia is the Tunisian dinar.

    What is the Tunisian dinar currency code and symbol?

    The three letter currency code for the Tunisian dinar is TND — symbol is د.ت.

    Which countries use the Tunisian dinar?

    It is the domestic currency in    Tunisia.

    Is the Tunisian dinar a closed currency?

    Yes the Tunisian dinar is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult to purchase the currency (TND) before departure and will probably need to buy it upon arrival. If you do manage to buy some of the currency or have some left over from a previous trip, make sure you are aware if you are allowed to bring this closed currency into the country.

    For more information and a full list of closed currencies please refer to our guide: What is a closed currency?

    What are equivalent amounts of USD and TND?

    Here are some popular conversion amounts for USD to TND (US dollar to Tunisian dinar)*.

    $ 1 د.ت 3.1180
    $ 5 د.ت 15.59
    $ 10 د.ت 31.18
    $ 20 د.ت 62.36
    $ 50 د.ت 155.90
    $ 100 د.ت 311.80
    $ 250 د.ت 779.50
    $ 500 د.ت 1,559
    $ 1,000 د.ت 3,118
    $ 2,000 د.ت 6,236
    $ 5,000 د.ت 15,590
    $ 10,000 د.ت 31,180
    $ 20,000 د.ت 62,360
    $ 50,000 د.ت 155,900
    $ 100,000 د.ت 311,800
    $ 0.3207 د.ت 1
    $ 1.6035 د.ت 5
    $ 3.2070 د.ت 10
    $ 6.4140 د.ت 20
    $ 16.04 د.ت 50
    $ 32.07 د.ت 100
    $ 80.18 د.ت 250
    $ 160.35 د.ت 500
    $ 320.70 د.ت 1,000
    $ 641.40 د.ت 2,000
    $ 1,604 د.ت 5,000
    $ 3,207 د.ت 10,000
    $ 6,414 د.ت 20,000
    $ 16,035 د.ت 50,000
    $ 32,070 د.ت 100,000

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    *Converted at the current USDTND interbank exchange rate. Calculate actual payout amounts for Send Money and Travel Money exchange rates.

    Send Money to Tunisia - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Tunisia you need to find and compare exchange rates for International Money Transfers (IMTs).

    The available FX rates for sending money abroad can be very different to the mid-market (wholesale) rate which you see reported online and in the News.

    You should especially compare your own bank's exchange rates to those available from Money Transfer specialists to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.

    Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Tunisia

    When sending money to Tunisia it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

    1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
    2. You specify the local or Tunisian dinar amount you want to transfer
    3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
    4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted TND amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Tunisia.

    Use the above calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Tunisian dinar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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