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Tunisia customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Tunisia to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Tunisia make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Tunisia customs regulations.

Import regulations in Tunisia

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 100 cigarillos;
  • 50 cigars;
  • 500g loose tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • 1 litre of alcohol exceeding 25% alcohol volume;
  • 2 litres of alcohol less than 25% alcohol volume.

Cash limit

  • Funds of more than the foreign equivalent of 25,000 dinars (for residents) or the foreign equivalent of 5000 dinars (for non-residents) must be declared to Customs.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country:

  • Cultural, historical, historical, literary, and artistic works.
  • All weapons with the exception of hunting weapons.
  • Dangerous dogs, such as Pit Bulls.
  • Explosives and fireworks.
  • All drugs.
  • Publications that are immoral or obscene.
  • Date palms and their derivatives.
  • Henna.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival:

  • Pets such as cats and dogs require a certificate of health, and are advised to have a logbook certifying their health.
  • All other animals require special authorisation from the Minister of Agriculture.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit CITES.
  • Anyone wishing to hunt in Tunisia must contact the Minister of Agriculture.
  • Hunting weapons must be declared, and require authorisation from the Ministry of the Interior.
  • Audiovisual equipment for professional use requires authorisation (Agency Tunisienne de Communication Exterieure, A.T.C.E.).
  • Telecommunications equipment requires special authorisation (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches pour les Telecommunications, C.E.R.T.).

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