Located in North Africa and featuring Mediterranean style weather, Tunisia has established itself as a popular holiday destination offering a mixture of relaxing beach holidays for those looking to relax and for the more adventurous a variety of museums and archaeological sites to visit. Tunisia is home to many popular all-inclusive resorts most of which can claim excellent standards of safety and hygiene, however there are unfortunate exceptions where cases of poor standards and holiday illness have been reported.
The most common form of holiday illness reported are bacterial and parasitic bugs such as Salmonella, E.Coli and Cryptosporidiosis. These are usually caused from food poisoning or coming into contact with unclean swimming pools.
Due to many holidaymakers choosing an all-inclusive package this means they are likely to eat from the hotels buffet. This is often the source of the many reported cases of food poisoning in Tunisia, with the food served at some resorts found to be undercooked or reheated leading to serious infections.
Although all holiday makers visiting Tunisia are advised to drink only bottled water, poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to Tunisia, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.