How to reach Yassmine Hammamet city:
The nearest airports are:
Tunis – Carthage International Airport (TUN) <77 km>
Enfidha Hammamet International Airport (NBE) <44 km>
Monastir International Airport (MIR) <100 km>

Airports in Tunisia
Tunis Carthage Airport (TUN)


How to travel from Tunis airport to the Laico Hotel
- by Taxi [Recommended] (booked before your arrival) <Please send us your arrival and departure details to the organizing committee. We will inform you about other participants coming in the same period of time. For any last minute change, please contact Habib by email to or by sms to +216 55 414 610>:

  • From Tunis airport:
    • Up to 3 persons: $42/€31 per car (one way)
    • Up to 7 persons: $52/€38 per car (one way)
  • From Ennfidha airport
    • Up to 3 persons: $39/€29 per car (one way)
    • Up to 7 persons: $45/€33 per car (one way)
  • From Monastir airport
    • Up to 3 persons: $48/€35 per car (one way)
    • Up to 7 persons: $58/€42 per car (one way)

Please feel in the following form to book your hotel room as soon as possible:

- by Train:

  • From Tunis airport, take a yellow taxi to the Tunis train station (about 9 km, 3€ with Taxi counter),
  • Then, take the train from Tunis to BIR BOU REGBA (schedule: (3€ one way),
  • Finally, take a yellow taxi from BIR BOU REGBA train station to the Hotel (about 9km, 3€ with Taxi counter).


Here are some links in order to check out the possible flight ticket combinations:,,,,,,

A flight ticket to Tunis Airport costs around:


US $ (round trip)


Flight / day


Paris (no stop)

$ 280



Air France / Tunisair / Syphax

Frankfurt (no stop)

$ 380



Lufthansa / Tunisair

London (no stop)

$ 300



Britsh Airways / Tunisair

Rome (no stop)

$ 300



Alitalia / Tunisair

Amsterdam (no stop)

$ 380




Madrid (no stop)

$ 240



AirEuropa / Tunisair

Munich (no stop)

$ 380




Istanbul (no stop)

$ 300



Turkish Airlines

Montreal (no stop)

$ 600



Syphax Airlines

New York  (1 stop)

$ 1000



DELTA / Air France

Delhi (1 stop)

$ 800



Emirates / Turkish Airlines

Tokyo (1 stop)

$ 1500




Beijing (1 stop)

$ 1100



Alitalia / Turkish Airlines / Qatar Airways / Air France

Johannesburg (1 stop)

$ 700



Emirates / Egyptair / Turkish Airlines


General Information about Tunisia
Tunisians are eager to please, and are known for being very kind and welcoming. Tunisia is easy to navigate, whether you are renting a car, or taking a bus or train. Tunisians are always glad to help travelers out with timetables and directions.
a.      Visas & Passports
The visa requirements for business and for travel purposes are governed by the following conditions and rules:
Passports – Required, but NOT by the following:
Holders of a valid Seaman Book travelling on duty
Passport validity – Passports must be valid for intended length of stay.
Visas – Required, but NOT by the following:
1. Nationals of Tunisia
2. For a stay up to 4 months by:
United States Citizens
3. For a stay up to 3 months by:
Nationals of Algeria, Antigua, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bosnia & Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cote d’, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Falkland Is, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Gibraltar, Gilbert Islands, Greece, Guinea, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland Rep, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Korea (South), Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Monaco, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saint Helena, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, Solomon Is, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City & Yugoslavia.

Other notes:
·        Nationals of Australia & South Africa can obtain a visa on arrival
·        New Zealand Nationals must apply for a visa through the nearest center; in most cases Japan is the closest. Processing times are approximately 2-3 weeks.
For further information about visa, please visit the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs web site:
List of Tunisian embassies in the world:

b.     Vaccinations & Health
·        No vaccinations are necessary to enter Tunisia.
·        Bottled water is highly recommended over tap water due to its high-level of minerals.

c.      Currency
·        The National currency of Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar. It is a fixed and partially-convertible currency, prohibited from being imported and exported. This means that you must wait to exchange until arrival in Tunisia.
·        You may convert your money at the airport– there are several kiosks open. Any extra dinars you may have when leaving Tunisia must be exchanged, and you must have your original receipt of exchange.
·        The Dinar is broken down into 1,000 “millimes” or thousandths.
·        One US Dollar is equivalent to about 1.650 TND. A 1.5 liter bottle of water can be purchased for 0.600 TND ~ $ 0.36
·        It is reasonable to purchase items in souks, hotels, and some stores with foreign currency (Pounds, Dollars, Euros).
·        Credit cards are accepted in the majority of the hotels of a certain standing, the large restaurants like in almost all the stores for tourists. In all the important cities, one will find slot-machines allowing to carry out withdrawals, with the Visa cards and Mastercard.

d.     Tourism Offices
In each major city (Tunis, Sfax, Sousse, Monastir, Nabeul, Hammamet, Tozeur, etc), you will find the National Tunisia Tourism Office (ONTT) branch office. These offices are open during regular working hours, as well as Saturdays and Sundays. They can help you with any information you need, excluding tour and excursion information.

e.      Emergency Info
·        Police: 197
·        Ambulance: 190
·        Fire Department: 198

f.        Where & What to Buy
What to Buy?
·        Tunisia’s artisan work is exquisite and full of quality. Of the items you can find in Tunisia, here are some of the most popular:
o      Carpets (berber style and arab style)
o      Ceramics and pottery
o      Bird Cages
o      Jewelry
o      Coral
o      Olive woodwork
o      Leather (shoes, wallets, belts, etc)
Where to Buy?
·        Gabès: Henna
·        Guellala, Djerba: Pottery
·        Kairouan: Carpets and Makrouds (a sweet delicacy covered with honey and filled with dates)
·        Tabarka: Coral
·        Nabeul: Pottery and Orange flowers
·        Tozeur: Dates and Palm-tree straw hats and bags
In each city, there is a SOCOPA store that is managed by the ONAT (National Office of Tunisian Artisan work) and has fixed labeled prices on all products.
Many of the goods can also be found in the souks, medinas, and center-towns across Tunisia.

g.     Voltage
·        220 V and 50 Hz
·        Electrical plugs type C and E (same round plugs like in Western Europe.)
·        Make sure to bring a converter for your hair-dryer and other powerful electronics.

h.     Climate & Weather
Tunisia’s Mediterranean climate means that it is a beautiful land of constant sunshine and warm waters, with gentle sea breezes. Summers are warm and dry, while winters are wetter, and the inland regions tend to experience higher temperatures in summer and more rain in winter, with the cooler season falling between October and May. July and August are the height of summer and so a more comfortable time for travelling to Tunisia is in the cooler months, where temperatures range between 54°F and 82°F (12°C and 28°C).
The capital city, Tunis, experiences an average temperature range of 43°F to 57°F (6°C to 14°C) in January, to between 70°F and 91°F (21°C and 33°C) in August. March to May (spring) brings a gorgeous display of wild flowers spread throughout the countryside.


Average Sunlight (hours)















i.        Research and Universities
Map of the research and universities in Tunisia

j.        Time Zone
Tunisia is at UTC/GMT +1. Check for further information about time zones.

k.      Useful links


Tourist Attractions
Tour of main touristic cities
Sidi BouSaid
Av. Habib Bourguiba Tunis

File:Ruines de Carthage.jpg
Bardo Museum in Tunis
Hammamet El Djem amphitheatre 10.jpg
El Jem
Sahara – South of Tunisia


8.             Some Recent Events in Tunisia (2012-2013)

a.      Conferences & Scientific Events
·        IEEE Region 8 MELECON 2012
o      Venue: Medina center, Hammamet
o      Website:
·        ICALT’2013 (TCS by IEEE ITS Society)
o      Venue: Mouradi Hotel, Sousse
o      Website:
·        DroidCon Tunis 2012
o      Venue: Tunis Science City
o      Website:
·        Software Freedom Day Tunisia 2012
o      Venue: Monastir Science Palace
o      Website:
·        Nateg Days 2013
o      Venue: Technopark Elghazela Tunis
o      Website:
·        Microsoft Techdays 2012
o      Venue: Congress Palace Tunis
o      Website:
·        Oracle Day 2012
o      Venue: Sheraton Hotel Tunis
o      Website:

b.     Forum & Exhibition
·        ICT for ALL 2012
o      Venue: Medina center, Hammamet
o      Website:
·        Business and Technologies Convention CAT 2012
o      Venue: Kram Fair, Tunis
o      Website:

c.      Arts
·        Carthage Film Festival 2012
o      Venue: Municipal Theatre of Tunis
o      Participants: 100 000
o      Website:
·        Jazz Festival 2013
o      Venue: Carthage Thalasso Resort
o      Website:

d.     Social Events
·        World Social Forum 2013
o      Venue: Campus of University Tunis
o      Website:
·        3rd Freedom Online Conference 2013
o      Venue: Sheraton Tunis Hotel
o      Website: