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Djerba, Tunisia Travel Information

According to homosociety, Djerba (Arabic: جربة, Jarbah) is an island on the Gulf of Gabès in the Mediterranean Sea (Africa). Djerba is the largest and most important island in Tunisia. The capital of Djerba is Houmt Souk. A number of major cities on Djerba are: Midoun, Ajim, Guellala and El Mey.

Djerba is connected to the mainland of Tunisia by a 7 km long dam. In addition, the island can be reached by ferry or plane. Djerba has an international airport (Zarzis International Airport). Djerba is known as a popular holiday destination. This is mainly due to the pleasant climate with lots of sun, the beautiful nature and the various extensive sandy beaches. For culture lovers, there are various crafts, Roman buildings and an impressive synagogue on Djerba. See harvardshoes for Africa geography.

Where is Djerba located?

Travel information of Djerba

Official name: Djerba
Continent: Africa
Area: 514 km²
Capital: Houmt Souk
Country code: TN, TUN
Population: 163,726 inhabitants (2013)
Form of government: Presidential Republic
Highest point: 54 m
Distance (Amsterdam – Houmt Souk): 2,109 km
Flight time: approx. 5 hour

Travel advice
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Djerba that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Djerba, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Djerba. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Djerba?

Weather and climate
Djerba has a Mediterranean climate. This ensures that the summer is long and hot and the winter short and mild. During the summer months the temperatures are around 30 degrees and during the winter months around 15 to 20 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Djerba can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Djerba can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June and September are the best months to travel to Djerba. In these months the temperatures are the most pleasant. July and August are generally dry and hot.

Arabic is the official language on Djerba. In addition, a lot of French is spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into Arabic for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport. An identity card is sufficient for group travel.
A visa is not necessary if you stay on Djerba for less than 3 months.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Tunisia:
Embassy of Tunisia in the Netherlands:
Consulate of Tunisia in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Djerba it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency
On Djerba you pay with the Tunisian dinar (TND).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Djerba can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Djerba are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -60% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (78% cheaper), food (50% cheaper), imported beer in catering (64% cheaper), cigarettes (60% cheaper) and public transport (92% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Djerba it is customary to tip. Good service is about 10% tip.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 1 hour earlier on Djerba.
During our winter time there is no time difference.
Djerba has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Djerba can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Djerba you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Djerba.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Djerba.

On Djerba you can use a Dutch flat plug.
A round plug must have a recess for the grounding pin present in the socket. You need a travel plug if your plug does not have such a recess.
More information about electricity on Djerba can be found on our electricity page (under Tunisia).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 197
– Fire: 198
– Ambulance: 190

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Djerba can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Tunisia (Djerba) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Tunisia end

The country code (international access code) to call someone on Djerba is 00216 or +216.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Djerba? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in Djerba’s Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Djerba.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Djerba.

An overview of all holidays on Djerba can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Djerba, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Djerba?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Djerba. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Djerba can be found on Protected Planet.
Djerba is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Djerba? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Djerba, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Djerba, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, current sanctions, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Djerba.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum allowed alcohol content is 0.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence up to 10 years.

Did you know that…
…There are various Roman buildings on Djerba?
…Djerba is a lot cheaper for tourists than for example Tunis?
…Djerba is the largest island in North Africa?
…Djerba mainly attracts German, French and Italian tourists?

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