This is another country found in the Northern part of Africa. This is another country that you have to visit when you know that you can speak fluently either Arabic or French. Always before traveling to Tunisia, first consult your national embassies or consulates to give you the security overview at the moment. There may be restrictions to travel to a certain part of the country. So you must seek first that important information from the well vast people at the ground. Mostly regions bordering Libya and Algeria tend to be insecure so never attempt to travel to such areas minus prior information.
Equally important, Tunisia drives on the right and that means they keep left and you can as well drive using your valid mother country driving country though an International Permit is recommended for drivers from outside Western Europe.
Tunisia has a relatively good road network compared to other countries in the region. There are some roads that are infested with pot holes especially in the southern region. They have one of the best 2 lane roads in the region. Tunisia is one of the countries where you expect to encounter a strike at any time of the day so you expect some of the roads to be sealed off once in a while. If a road is closed, other drivers will stop to discuss alternate routes and will flag you down and inform you that the way ahead is closed. Don’t ignore these warnings.
Tunisian roads have one weakness and that is none other than poorly or at times unmarked roads and speed bumps. These are often denoted by stones piled at the roadside- difficult to see when travelling at speed and impossible after dark. Another peculiarity of driving in Tunisia is that drivers seem to view roundabouts as a perfect place to stop, drop off passengers, chat to friends etc. Beware of the car in front suddenly stopping as you enter a roundabout.
There are likely to be numerous police road blocks though the police rarely stop foreigners. You should slow down when approaching and generally you’ll be waived through. In my experience the police are polite and helpful and are unlikely to try to extract an unofficial ‘fine’ from a foreigner.
Since Tunisia is also one of the countries that are found in the desert, this presents additional challenges. Many roads are not paved and can be covered by drifting sand. You should only drive off roads in an appropriate vehicle equipped with appropriate spares and supplies, including water and food. Ideally travels with a group in multiple vehicles .Many areas in the southern desert regions have no mobile phone service. The Tunisian National Guard encourages people travelling into the desert to register their travel beforehand.
Tunisia also has various car hiring companies most of which are international companies that have branches in Tunisia and they include; Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, National, Avis, Budget.
Tunisia car rental also features on Car rental broker sites such as Argus Car Hire and Web discount sites such as LastMinute.com who mentions about Self drive and car hire deals.
Once a car is hired in Tunisia, it is not allowed to be taken in any other country outside Tunisia.