The beautiful beaches and stunning all-inclusive resorts of Tunisia have always attracted UK holidaymakers – and the vast majority of them have enjoyed wonderful, memorable holidays to this country. Unfortunately, the small minority have experienced accidents, injuries and illnesses which marred the entire experience and even cut short some holidays entirely. Here are some of the most common illnesses and injuries tourists might face when visiting Tunisia:
Travel bugs: salmonella, food poisoning, typhoid, etc
The most common types of illness that tourists visiting Tunisia contract include salmonella, E.coli, dysentery, campylobacter, giardiasis and cryptosporidium. These are all serious conditions that can be picked up as a result of eating undercooked or contaminated food. Food that’s been re-heated or left to stand (such as on hotel buffets) can also be dangerous for tourists to consume.
While some holiday operators will swear that tourist illness is down to a change in climate or diet, we’ve got many years of experience in making personal injury claims on behalf of holidaymakers that fell ill on their trip to Tunisia.
Trips, slips and falls
All it takes is a trailing wire in a hotel, a slippery floor inside a museum or an unsafe balcony, and a serious accident could occur. Most holidaymakers experiencing trips or slips come away with only their ego slightly bruised, but in more serious cases, these accidents can cause broken bones and severe muscle strains.
Road traffic accidents
Tunisia’s main cities are busy and chaotic, with traffic conditions deemed very dangerous for those who aren’t accustomed to the Tunisian road systems. If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident, either as a pedestrian, a motorist or a passenger, we could help you claim compensation.