Tunis - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?

Pollution is not great in downtown Tunis, but in the Marsa/Gammarth/Carthage bubble it's not too bad - the sea breeze keeps it cleaner. Occasionally people may burn trash in your neighborhood and that is gross. - Jan 2024

Very good. - Jun 2022

Great air quality. Occasional sand storms from the Sahara but living right on the Mediterranean means lots of sea breezes. - May 2022

Great air, right off the ocean. - Nov 2020

Good. Seasonal allergies are present. - May 2020

The air quality is good minus the occasional trash fire or outdated emissions setup on buses etc. - Nov 2017

Good air quality. - Nov 2015

I would say moderate to good depending on where you are at. My allergies did bother me quite a bit year round so bring your Claritin or Allegra! - Nov 2014

Generally good. Sometimes you smell sulfur by the beaches, and it's dusty on occasion. Overall, though, it is not bad. - Jun 2013

Very good along the coast and some dust on windy days in the city. - Feb 2012

Good. - Oct 2011

Good in the northern suburbs. A bit polluted downtown, but never a real problem. - Jul 2010

Moderate. It can be quite dusty with all the construction going on. Plus the winds from the Sahara in the summer bring the finest sandy dust you can imagine. - May 2010


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