Best time to go to Hammamet

It may be part of North Africa, but Tunisia has a Med-like climate. Summers are hot and dry – in July and August, you’re looking at temperatures of 32°C and climbing. So if you want to see the Saharan dunes, come in the autumn when it dips to a more manageable 25°C. Spring is a great time to visit, too. Not only is it a nice warm 21°C, but the wildflowers are out in force. Winters are pretty mild, with temperatures reaching around 17°C. There’s a bit more rain around this time, but things get drier the further south you go.

Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Tunisia but must have a valid passport. There is a Tunisian Tourism Tax which is payable at your hotel. It's 3 Dinar per person per night for 4 and 5 star hotels, 2 Dinar per person per night for 3 star hotels and 1 Dinar per person per night for 2 star hotels. Please note that the star rating measure refers to the official star rating and not our TUI or First choice rating. The tax will be paid for a maximum of 7 nights and is not applicable for guests aged under 12 years old. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

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Health and safety

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Further Reading

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