A trip to Tunisia is free.
If you don’t want to pay for a hotel room, you can fly to the country and stay in the same room for free.
But don’t expect the Tunisian government to give you free transportation.
The Tunisian National Railways will not let you buy a ticket to the Tunis airport or the city center, and only those who have traveled to Tunis by air will get a free train ticket.
“The airport is not a place for tourists,” said Mohamed Elgazzar, an official at the Tunis National Railroads, in a telephone interview.
“It’s for the government, for the people, to be able to keep its citizens in the country, to have a decent standard of living.”
Elgazar said that a government agency will check each traveler’s identity to see if they have been convicted of a crime.
He said the government does not allow passengers to rent a car.
“There is no room for tourists to rent cars,” he said.
Tunisia is considered a relatively safe destination for tourists.
In 2011, Tunisia received its first European Union travel warning.
The United States issued an annual travel alert in 2015.
Tunisia was the most popular destination for international travelers in the United States in 2016, according to a report from the State Department.
“We are concerned that this could be a harbinger for other places to follow suit,” said Robert O’Brien, an analyst with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.
Tunisia’s transportation network is among the least secure in the Middle East.
The government does have a network of high-speed rail and railroads, but the government only has permission to operate a few of these.
“Tunisia is a country of about 10 million people, so it’s hard to keep track of who’s in and who’s out,” said Elgazer.
“You don’t know where people are.”