Thu 23rd May

Procedures and practical informations

Time and deadlines
The attention of travelers is drawn to the fact that their presence is required at the airport two hours before the scheduled departure time. Most companies close their check-in counters 30 minutes before departure time. Once registered, it is also advisable to immediately go to the boarding lounge for police formalities that can be long if several departures are planned.
Arriving passengers must count an average of 25 to 35 minutes to complete the formalities of police and customs and to retrieve their luggage.
Entering the country and visas
Entering in Tunisia by Tunis international airport requires formalities and documents that differ according to your nationality and the type of stay (package tour, holidays, work, etc ...) that you do in Tunisia. 
WARNING: bi-national passengers who can not prove their Tunisian nationality (passport or ID card) are also subject to visa requirements.

See the page about visas and immigration

Pets accompanied by a recent health certificate and special permission from the Commissioner of Customs will be allowed.

See also the customs handbook for passengers

Airlines are particularly demanding on the allowed weight of luggage. To avoid problems at check-in counters, it is expressly required for travelers to check before their arrival at the airport if their baggage do not exceed the permitted allowance. In this case, expensive and non-negotiable luggage fees may be asked. In addition, it is recalled that the luggage must be strong enough to be handled and transported. Plastic bags are prohibited because they tear easily.
Any transport of "off-size" luggage (generally> 32kg or total height + width + length> 158cm) may cause additionnal fees: it is therefore useful to inquire before your trip.
Health requirements
No vaccine is required to travel to Tunisia. 
Pregnant women are reminded that airlines each have a specific policy on the duration of pregnancy not to exceed to be allowed to travel. From the 7th month of pregnancy, flying may be prohibited or a medical certificate may be required. Please check with your airline to avoid being denied boarding.
Drugs and illegal or regulated products
Some products can not cross borders on arrival or departure without special authorization. This is the case of animal remains, live animals and certain items of historical heritage of Tunisia. Thank you to contact the Veterinary Services or the Ministry of Culture if you have any doubt about this type of product . Hazardous products (firearms, explosives, corrosives, pressurized container, etc.) are generally prohibited or regulated. Thank you to contact your airline to find out its policy on the transportation of these products.

See also the customs handbook for passengers

In addition, a strict control of narcotics is carried out by the police officers of the airport.


See the customs handbook for passengers

Permissions to film
You are a film or audiovisual professional and you want to organize commercial shootings or shots on our airport platforms? Tunisian airports, under the aegis of the Office of Civil Aviation & Airports (OACA), provide you with their infrastructure to enable you to make your commercial shootings in:
- Passenger terminals (in public or customs zones);
- Aircraft parkings;
- Freight area.

Certain sectors are subject to specific regulations and special authorizations, so you are recommended to submit an application on behalf of the General Directorate of the Civil Aviation & Airports Authority (OACA). Your application must be submitted at least seven days in advance for all shooting in public area, and more than fifteen days in advance in bonded area. For filming in the bonded zone, in addition to the authorizations mentioned above, an access request is necessary and must include:
- A visitor form to fill in for each person
- A copy of the identity card
- A copy of the vehicle registration certificate
- The list of equipment to use

In addition, filming inside or in the immediate vicinity of an aircraft is subject to the direct authorization of the airline and strict safety and security measures must be respected.
NB: the shooting date and the number of people entering the bonded zone will be determined by the administration concerned, taking into account the airport activity.

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