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Foreign Exchange Guide to Tunisia

This currency guide to Tunisia helps you choose the best way to save money on TND transfers and travel money.    [USD/TND=2.819]

 
Tunisia
Country Code:
TN
Domestic Currency:
Tunisian Dinar
Symbol - Code:
د.ت TND
Telephone Prefix:
+216

This is a foreign exchange guide to Tunisia, the Tunisian Dinar currency plus sending TND transfers and travel tips.

In this Tunisia currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Tunisian Dinar info - general info about the Tunisian Dinar
  2. Tunisian Dinar in the markets - recent TND moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Tunisia - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Tunisian Dinar cash online - travel money for Tunisia
  5. Sending money to Tunisia - save on Tunisian Dinar bank transfers to Tunisia
  6. Tunisian Dinar exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Tunisian Dinar (TND) general currency information


What is the Tunisian Dinar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Tunisian Dinar is TND and the symbol is د.ت.


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?


Which countries use the Tunisian Dinar?

It is the domestic currency in Tunisia.


Tunisian Dinar (TND) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to TND exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

ALERT: 90-DAY LOW |
At 2.8243 USD/TND is trading well below its 90 day average 2.8622 with range 2.8917 to 2.8243. ALERT: USD/TND has dropped to a 90-DAY LOW. Updated: 08:50-AEDT 22:50-BST 17:50-EDT

Travel, Currency and Money saving 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.

 

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 Tunisia.

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 Tunisia.

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.

   

Tunisia Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Tunisia
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Sending money to Tunisia

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Tunisia you need to start with finding out the latest Tunisian Dinar foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).


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 our Send to TND 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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TND/USD - Tunisian Dinar to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodTND/USDDate
1 Day0.352614 Oct 2019
7 Day0.350708 Oct 2019
30 Day0.349415 Sep 2019
3 Month0.349417 Jul 2019
1 Year0.349815 Oct 2018
5 Year0.558016 Oct 2014
10 Year0.776717 Oct 2009

TND/EUR - Tunisian Dinar to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodTND/EURDate
1 Day0.319814 Oct 2019
7 Day0.320008 Oct 2019
30 Day0.315215 Sep 2019
3 Month0.311217 Jul 2019
1 Year0.302015 Oct 2018
5 Year0.435916 Oct 2014
10 Year0.521817 Oct 2009

TND/GBP - Tunisian Dinar to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodTND/GBPDate
1 Day0.279614 Oct 2019
7 Day0.287008 Oct 2019
30 Day0.279615 Sep 2019
3 Month0.281017 Jul 2019
1 Year0.265915 Oct 2018
5 Year0.347116 Oct 2014
10 Year0.475617 Oct 2009

TND/AUD - Tunisian Dinar to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodTND/AUDDate
1 Day0.520414 Oct 2019
7 Day0.521108 Oct 2019
30 Day0.508015 Sep 2019
3 Month0.498517 Jul 2019
1 Year0.490215 Oct 2018
5 Year0.637816 Oct 2014
10 Year0.847317 Oct 2009

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