Tunisia Import Restrictions

In order to enter Tunisia, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Tunisia government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Tunisia, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Tunisia.

Tunisia Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Tunisian authorities before posting any goods not bearing sufficient marks of origin, plus:


  • Alcohol
  • Bees
  • Cereals
  • Cloth and clothing containing metallic thread
  • Cloth, cotton
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Fats (margarine)
  • Films
  • Firearms
  • Fruit
  • Leeches
  • Liqueurs
  • Oils
  • Pepper
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Saccharine
  • Sugar
  • Tobacco products
  • Vegetables
  • Viruses and serums
  • Weapons, commercial
  • Weapons, hunting.

Tunisia requires an import permit for some goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

Special documentation requirements

Commercial goods require an inserted certified invoice. Some goods require a Certificate of Origin.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI adn EPI – Parcels Regulations, Tunisia prohibits:

  • Baby comforters
  • Baby feeders with tubes
  • Carpets
  • Cartons and packaging
  • Coins
  • Contraceptives
  • Cosmetics
  • Crayons
  • Footwear, rubber or plastic
  • Glass receptacles
  • Grapes
  • Hides and items made of
  • Household items, made of metal
  • Jewellery
  • Lotteries tickets and advertising
  • Mineral waters
  • Pencils
  • Raisins
  • Rugs
  • Salt
  • Silverware
  • Skins and items made of
  • Soap
  • Tapestries
  • Vines and parts of vines
  • Woodwork items.

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