Tunis - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

Fairly formal. In Tunis - at least in the affluent areas - most women go without a hijab. - Jan 2024

Smart casual. Tunisians dress up (glitzy) for formal events. In popular expat areas you can be relaxed about dress, in rural areas women and men may want to dress more conservatively. - Jun 2022

Business casual. - Nov 2020

Business casual. Formal dress for formal events. - May 2020

Tunisians are well-dressed and the Embassy environment is quite formal - suits and ties most days. - Nov 2017

Smart casual, except for meetings with foreigners. - Nov 2015

Business casual at work, somewhat conservative in public, especially for women. - Jul 2013

Business. - Jun 2013

Business to business casual. - Feb 2012

Mostly pretty conservative for women, although not stiflingly so. - Jul 2010

Not formal. - May 2010

Work dress code - same as in Washington, DC.In public almost anything goes. Tunisians are very open-minded and you will see a range of styles from fully covered to scantily clad. You can be yourself here. - Jan 2010

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