An International Driving Permit is required in Tunisia if you don't hold a UK photocard driving licence. There may also be a requirement for an IDP built in to the rental terms of your car hire. It is recommended to obtain an IDP in either case.
It is worth checking travel advice from the foreign office website both for hints on driving conditions but also for any areas to avoid. Your travel insurance may be affected if you decide to travel against the advice of the FCO.
Car hire is normally supplied with full collision damage waivers and third party insurances but you can save up to 90% on the cost of covering excesses and uninsured areas of the car like tyres, windows and underside using the MoneyMaxim car hire insurance comparison service.
Many car hire excess insurers include Tunisia within the territorial limits of their European policies but not all. Selecting Tunisia as your destination on the (MoneyMaxim car hire excess comparison service](/compare-car-hire-insurance) allows you to filter to those policies that will cover Tunisia.
This content was last reviewed on 04/09/2019