Getting connected while traveling in Tunisia is a great point. This guide will help you to get a SIM card at Tunis-Carthage Airport.

Where to buy SIM Card at Tunis Carthage Airport

I. Where to Buy a SIM Card at Tunis-Carthage Airport

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Tunis-Carthage Airport. Source: AeroWorld-pictures

When you want to buy a SIM Card at Tunis-Carthage Airport, you can buy in Operator Stores..

Operator Stores: The main Tunisian mobile operators (Tunisie Telecom, Ooredoo Tunisia, and Orange Tunisia) have stores located in the arrivals area at Tunis-Carthage Airport.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 7am-10pm
  • Location: After passport control near baggage claim 2
  • Languages: Arabic, French, English

The plans offered by the operator stores are dependable and originate straight from the network provider, although the prices are affordable more than when purchasing from an independent merchant.

Buying Orange Tunisia SIM Card at Tunis-Carthage Airport kiosk
Buying SIM Card at Tunis-Carthage Airport kiosk

If you need help finding a SIM card provider, you can ask at the information desk in the arrivals hall.

II. Tunis-Carthage Airport SIM Card Options and Costs

There are three mobile operators at Tunis-Carthage Airport such as: Tunisie Telecom, Ooredoo Tunisia, and Orange Tunisia.

Carrier Plan Data/Validity Price (TND) Price (USD)
Tunisie Telecom Starter SIM 5 TND airtime 5 $1.50
1 Day Pass SIM 1GB/1 day 15 $4.50
Easy+ SIM 500MB/7 days 10 $3
Weekly SIM 3GB/7 days 30 $9
Premium 30 Day SIM 10GB/30 days 50 $15
Orange Visitor SIM 1GB/7 days 15 $4.50
Travel SIM 3GB/30 days 30 $9
Premium SIM 10GB/30 days 50 $15
Ooredoo Starter SIM 5 TND airtime 5 $1.50
1 Day SIM 1GB/1 day 15 $4.50
Weekly SIM 3GB/7 days 30 $9
Monthly SIM 10GB/30 days 50 $15

A prepaid SIM card from one of the main carriers at Tunis-Carthage Airport should cost around 5–6 TND. More text messages, mobile data, and phone minutes can be added as needed with the purchase of top-up credits.

III. What You Need to Prepare for Getting a SIM Card at Tunis-Carthage Airport

At the airport, getting a Tunisia SIM card and setting up is very simple:

  • Unlocked phone: Unlock your phone to use a foreign SIM card. Contact your home provider in advance to request an unlock.
  • Passport: Bring your passport as you’ll need to show this as proof of ID when purchasing your Tunisia SIM card.
  • Cash: Have some Tunisian Dinar (TND) in cash to pay for your SIM card and initial top-up credit.
  • SIM tool: Prepare a small SIM tool or paperclip to swap out your existing SIM for the new Tunisian SIM you purchase.

IV. eSIM as an Alternative to SIM Card at Tunis-Carthage Airport

If your device is capable of supporting eSIM connectivity, an eSIM has some benefits:

  • Convenience: eSIMs can be purchased online and activated remotely without having to go to a store.
  • Multi SIM capability: With an eSIM you can have both your home SIM and a local data SIM active simultaneously.
  • Flexibility: It’s easy to switch between eSIM profiles.

Providers like Tunisia eSIM offers prepaid eSIMs for Tunisia that can provide a local number, calling minutes, and mobile data. Check their data plans:

Tunisia eSIM plans
Tunisia eSIM plans

V. FAQs About Buying a SIM Card at Tunis-Carthage Airport

Do I need to show ID to purchase a SIM card in Tunisia?

Yes, you’ll need to show your passport at the time of purchase as proof of identity.

Can I use a SIM card from another North African country in Tunisia?

Unfortunately no. You will need to purchase a local SIM with a Tunisian (+216) number in order to get service in Tunisia.

Are there SIM card vending machines in the Tunis airport?

Yes, there are some automated vending machines that sell SIM cards from Orange, Ooredoo, and Tunisie Telecom. These can be more convenient than visiting a staffed store.

Can I use my Tunisian SIM card in other countries?

Your Tunisian SIM will only provide service within Tunisia. It can’t be used for roaming service in other countries. You’ll need to purchase a local SIM when you travel to another country.

Do SIM cards in Tunisia work with unlocked iPhones?

Yes, unlocked iPhones are compatible with Tunisian SIM cards as long as you have a nano-SIM size. Confirm your iPhone is unlocked before your trip.

VI. Final Words

At Tunis-Carthage Airport, getting a prepaid Tunisia SIM card is a excellent choice to keep in touch with friends and relatives.

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