Sending money FROM Tunisia to other
to the restrictive currency regulations, sending money from Tunisia to
other countries is only possible in very special exceptional cases, eg.
for the studying children or in business transactions. Closer
information can be obtained from the Tunisian Central Bank.
money TO Tunisia
are basically thre options for sending money to Tunisia:
transfer to a currency account with a tunisian bank
direct bank transfer from an European to a Tunisian bank account takes
about 3-4 working days (from the US it is 4-5 working days). The amount
transferred will be converted into Tunisian Dinars at the interbank
rate, which is published daily by the Tunisian Central Bank.
Currency Accounts can only be owned by non-tunisians and by privileged
tunisian companies. The direct bank transfer is the inexpensiest
order by Moneygram
money by Moneygram,
you pay the amount in the sending Moneygram office in cash or by credit
card. The receiver can fetch the money a few moments later in Tunisia
(in Tunisian Dinars) at one of the Moneygram offices or
correspondance bank offices there. Moneygram works together
various banks, in Tunisia eg. with the Banque Agricole. All
transfer and exchange costs have to be paid by the sender.
order by WesternUnion
When sending money
you pay the amount in the sending WesternUnion office in cash or by
card (online payment by credit card is NOT possible for the moment to
Tunisia, due to increased fraudulent activities). The receiver can
fetch the money a few moments later in Tunisia
(in Tunisian Dinars) at one of the WesternUnion offices or
correspondance bank offices there. WesternUnion works together
with the Post Offices in Tunisia, so a withdrawal is possible at almost
every post office. A money order by
is the transfer method that incurs the highests costs (all costs have
to be paid by the sender).
few money transfers to Tunisia are taken as a direct result of
scams or "Bezness"!