You are an EU citizen in Tunisia? Learn more about your right to consular protection and how you can benefit from it in Tunisia.

You are an EU citizen in Tunisia?

You are an EU citizen in Tunisia? Learn more about your right to consular protection and how you can benefit from it in Tunisia.

Consular protection is the help an EU Member State can provide to its citizens in case they need assistance abroad. Typically, consular protection can include cases such as:

  • A need for emergency travel documents;
  • A serious accident or serious illness;
  • Relief and repatriation in case of an emergency;
  • Being a victim of crime;
  • Arrest or detention;
  • Death.

In Tunisia, 17 EU Member States have a resident embassy or consulate, while 10 do not.

You are an EU citizen in need of consular protection in Tunisia?

  • You can contact your resident embassy, consulate, or Honorary Consul able to provide consular protection.
  • If your EU Member State has no resident embassy, consulate or Honorary Consul in Tunisia, you can turn to another EU Member State for consular protection. There are specific arrangements for your consular protection if you are from a Member State not present but for which arrangements/agreements have been concluded.

Indeed, any EU citizen abroad whose own Member State has no local representation is entitled to receive consular protection from the diplomatic or consular authorities of any other EU Member State. In that case, EU citizens are entitled to benefit from consular protection under the same conditions as the nationals of that other EU Member State.

You can find contact details of the resident EU Member States embassies, consulates or Honorary Consuls who can provide consular protection, as well as existing arrangements between EU Member States for consular protection in Tunisia below.

Please note that the EU Delegation Tunisia cannot provide direct consular assistance, but will be able to guide you.

As an EU citizen, you can take simple steps to make consular protection more effective, for example:

  • Following the travel advice issued by your country’s Foreign Ministry.
  • When abroad, registering with your embassy or consulate and/or through dedicated platforms, if applicable.
  • Other tips include keeping an electronic copy of your travel documents, subscribing to a travel insurance or saving crisis contact details.

For more information on consular protection, see the dedicated pages on the websites of the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission and the Council of the EU.