I was in Tunisia a year ago. They are pretty modern as far as North African nations go. Customs
is pretty finicky. They almost didn't let me in until I proved to them that I was on a tour.
They speak French, Classic Arabic, Tunisian (which is street Arabic), and often English
. I would bet you need all the doggie papers and stuff you can manage, and a good story and your best effort with customs.
If you can, you should tour Carthage. Magnificent ruins on the Med Sea. Also, there is a great museum of mosaics.
Most Arabs tell the Tunisians they are not really Arabs. They are kinda French-Arabs and its a pretty liberal country. But, I spent some time talking to a Tunisian in a book store who told me that the country seems to be heading toward a fundamentalist revolution like Iran did, which had been a liberal country in 1979.
I hope my message isn't too late. Neet place to visit, Tunisia is. In fact, they shot lots of the movie
Star Wars in some villages because of their interesting buildings. You will even see the city Tatounee there, which was Luke Skywalker's home town.