Tunisia: Disabled Needs

At present, Tunisia can be a difficult country to negotiate for travellers with restricted mobility. Public transport is rarely easily accessible and public areas often overlook issues such as wheelchair access. Tunis Carthage airport now at least has satellite buildings designed to make access much easier and the UK Embassy is one example making major strides at making Tunisia more accessible and inclusive but there is some way to go yet. A pity since the relatively easy terrain of much of the coast could make an enjoyable destination for travellers with restricted mobility.

In the hotel industry, matters are changing slowly and the more recent hotels, particularly from international chains, are waking up to the issues. While disabled access rooms are quite often advertised, do thoroughly check in advance as this can imply fully adapted rooms and facilities but the reality may be a lot less comprehensive and nothing more than a ground floor room or lift.