I C T A C - 2 0 0 6
3rd International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing
Tunis, Tunisia, 20-24 November 2006
ICTAC Website

ICTAC School
Tunis, 13-17 November 2006

General Information
Venues | Travel documents | International Airports | Airlines | Local Transportation | Money | Others

VENUES

Conference venue and accomodation:

Corinthia Khamsa (5-Stars Hotel)
Les Côtes De Carthage, Gammarth, Tunis, Tunisia
Ph.: +216 (71) 911100; Fax: +216 (71) 910041
E-mail: khamsa.corinthia@planet.tn
Distance from Tunis-Carthage International Airport: 14 km

Tutorial venue:
Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tunis - University Tunis El Manar
Campus Universitaire de Tunis El Manar

School venue:
Tunis Science City
(near the Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tunis)

The School will be held from Monday 13 to Friday 17.
Tutorials will be held on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21.
The Conference will be held from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24.
Information about the hotels close to the two venues are available at the Registration & Hotels page.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS

Passport valid six months after return date required for all nationalities to enter Tunisia.

Visitors from the United States, Canada and Europe entering Tunisia do not need visa.

For some nationalities a visa may be required. The visa procedures are simple and not restrictive. The University of Tunis El Manar in collaboration with the local authorities will provide assistance to ICTAC 2006 participants to obtain the visa for entry to Tunisia.

For countries that have a Tunisian embassy or consulate: If needed, please send a request for an invitation letter to ictac_invitation@iist.unu.edu

For countries that do not have a Tunisian embassy or consulate: Landing visas will be provided to ICTAC 2006 participants upon arrival to Tunis Carthage Airport. For visa instructions please send an e-mail to ictac_invitation@iist.unu.edu

The list of Tunisian embassies abroad is on-line at http://www.icanncarthage.tn/en/embassies.htm

The list of Embassies in Tunisia is on-line at http://www.tunisietourisme.com.tn/guide/infos/ambassades.htm

For customs regulations please visit http://www.douane.gov.tn

For Driving: International Driving License is required.

Vaccination: no vaccination is needed.

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

The main international airport and the closest to Gammarth/Tunis is

Tunis-Carthage International Airport, BP. 60 Tunis-Carthage
Phone: +216 (71) 754 000
Main destinations: Western Europe - Maghreb - Middle East

Other Tunisian international airports are

Monastir International Airport
Phone: +216 (73) 460 300
Main destinations: Europe

Djerba-Mellita International Airport
Phone: +216 (75) 650 233
Main destinations: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy

Sfax Airport, VP 156 - 3018 Sfax
Phone: +216 (74) 278 000; Fax: +216 (74) 279 411
Main destinations: Paris, Valletta (Malta), Tunis

Tozeur Airport
Phone: +216 (76) 453 388
Main destinations: Tunis, Djerba, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Brussels

AIRLINES

A list of airlines flying to Tunisia is available at http://www.africanet.com/africanet/country/tunisia/getthere.htm
Below are links for some of these airlines:

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Yellow Taxis: They are cheap, available and equipped with meters. They operate within Tunis City and its suburbs including Gammarth region.

Public Transportation: Information on public transportation in Tunis are available in French and Arabic (pages in English are still under constraction) is available at http://www.snt.com.tn/.

The T.G.M.: to visit the North Suburbs of Tunis, there is a train called TGM (Tunis - Goulette - Marsa) linking Tunis to Marsa in 35 minutes, via la Goulette, Salambo, Carthage and Sidi Bou Saïd.

Car Rental: All major international rental companies are represented in Tunisia. Vehicles can be booked locally or pre-booked. Vehicles drive on the right, roads are generally good.

MONEY

Currency: The national currency in Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar (TND), divided in 1000 millimes. It is available in banknotes and coins. The Banque Centrale issues the rates on a daily basis.
The exchange rate is approximately : 1 EUR = 1.70 TND; 1 USD = 1.34 TND; 1 GBP = 2.49 TND.
Import or export of local currency is strictly forbidden. You should keep with you the different receipts after changing money so that you can give back at the airport the remaining amount of Dinars when you are leaving the country and get back 30% of foreign currency.

Credit cards are accepted for payment and for withdraw from ATMs available everywhere, especially in large cities, hotels airports and malls.

Foreign Currencies are convertible into Dinar at Banks, Exchange Offices in Airports or Hotels.

Bank's Opening Hours:
  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 02:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 01:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

OTHERS

Opening hours:
Public Administration Offices are closed on Saturday and Sunday
Museums are closed on Monday.
Souks are closed on Friday and Sunday afternoon.
Shops usually remain open until 7:00 p.m.

Languages:
Arabic is the mother tongue.
French is the second language and is spoken by the majority of people.
English, German and Italian are spoken in touristic areas.

Phone:
International phone Code: 216, Telex Code: 0409

Voltage:
220V, AC 50 Hz
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