Baggage Shipping to Tunisia
Tunisia is located in the north of Africa, bordering Algeria and Libya. The Saharan Desert lies to the south of the country. The country covers an area of 163, 610 km2 and has a population of 10, 937, 521 people. The official language is Arabic, with French spoken in business and Berber also widespread. The currency of Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar. To learn about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Tunisia please read on:
Why Ship to Tunisia?
Send My Bag can send your luggage to your hotel in Tunisia, so that it is waiting for you on arrival. This means that you do not have to drag it on to public transport. This also means that you can sail through the airport without having to wait in line at bag drop or wait around at luggage carousels.
If you are studying or doing research in Tunisia, Send My Bag can send to your student accommodation all the possessions you will need for your stay. By shipping your things you can bring so much more with you than you could check into the hold of your plane.
Ways of Shipping to Tunisia
If you are going on a cultural visit to Tunisia, or a beach holiday, combined with some water sports, or indeed if you are moving there permanently, you should investigate the many options available for shipping to Tunisia. We explain these options below. You will find that some are better suited to your circumstances than others:
Send Luggage to Tunisia
No matter if you are moving to Tunisia for good or just visiting, you can send your luggage and boxes with Send My Bag. This means you can have an extra pleasant journey to Tunisia, knowing that your luggage is being looked after for you. You can pack everything you need to make you feel at home in Tunisia, while avoiding the hassle of pulling heavy bags behind you through airports and onto buses and trains. Instead, your baggage can be waiting for you at your hotel. To learn more about sending luggage to Tunisia, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.
Send golf clubs to Tunisia
Tunisia makes a good golf holiday destination. The most recommended golf courses include Citrus Golf Course, Djerba Golf Club and El Kantaoui Golf Course. You can use your very own golf clubs when sampling these courses by shipping them to Tunisia with Send My Bag. You will appreciate being able to use equipment that is familiar to you, and you can avoid having to wait around at bag drop or luggage carousels, or having to drag large golf bags behind you. See our additional information on how to send golf clubs with Send My Bag, including how to best package your golf clubs.
send your bike to Tunisia
If you are a cycling fan, there are plenty of worthwhile cycling routes in Tunisia, such as the salt flats of Chot El Jerid or the Star Wars set at Ong Ejamel. You can easily send your bike to Tunisia with Send My Bag so you don’t have to cram it into the back of a taxi or onto a bus. Instead, it will be waiting for you at your accommodation, ready for you to head out on your adventure. Your bike needs to be taken apart and safely packaged up before being sent to Tunisia. Check out our information on bike shipping to learn more.
Removals to Tunisia
If you are moving house to Tunisia you will have to look into international removals to Tunisia in order to move all of your possessions too. Ensure that you choose a reputable removal company that you have researched well and that you package up all your items carefully so that they arrive in one piece. Use suitable packaging for your items and tape everything up appropriately.
student shipping to Tunisia
Tunisia lots plenty of higher education institutions, especially in Tunis, such as the Polytechnique internationale and the Université de Tunis. If you have chosen to study at one of these institutions, or any others, Send My Bag can ship your belongings to your student accommodation, thus lightening your load as make the move to Tunisia. Send My Bag can send all sorts to Tunisia, such as books, writing materials and clothes. Find out more about student shipping on our student page and find out how to receive your student discount.
Sending a parcel to Tunisia
As well as luggage, you can also send a parcel to Tunisia with Send My Bag. Many people choose this option to send gifts or care packages to people abroad, or if those people have left something behind at home. When sending a parcel to Tunisia make sure you pick a sturdy box and seal it up well so nothing gets damaged in transit. Click here to learn more about sending a parcel and find out what you can send with Send My Bag and how to package your items.
If you want to send more than parcels, baggage and luggage to Tunisia, you could consider the following options for shipping items internationally, particularly if you need to send bulky items like a table or an armchair:
Air Freight to Tunisia
If you have large bulky items ? like a bedside table or a chest of drawers ? that you need to send to Tunisia, could pay to send them by air freight. This fast service usually takes one to two days. You will be responsible for getting your items from the airport to your final destination, though, and you will likely need to hire a customs agent to handle customs clearance for you. If you send internationally by air freight to Tunisia your items will likely arrive at a major international airport in Tunisia, such as Tunis-Carthage Airport.
Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Tunisia
Sea freight shipping to Tunisia is a much slower option for shipping your items than air freight, taking a number of weeks, but it is typically cheaper. However, you will still need to pay for the services of a customs agent and will need to arrange transport for your items to and from the ports. When using container shipping to Tunisia, your items will most likely arrive by ship at one of the major sea ports, such as Tunis or Sfax.
Shipping Goods to Tunisia
You must research current customs rules when shipping goods to Tunisia so you are aware of any duty that you need to pay and what items you are allowed to ship to Tunisia, which items are restricted, and which are entirely prohibited. Read the section below on ‘What can I send to Tunisia? What items are restricted?’
Important Tunisia Customs Information
Holiday baggage and other time sensitive packages should not be sent on this route.
The volume of shipments sent to this destination across the last 12 weeks has not been sufficient to meet our minimum number of on time shipments required for holiday baggage approval.
On this route you are required to visit the destination country’s official customs website and make yourself aware of any requirements, processes or fees, which may be due based on your personal circumstances and what you are shipping.
Upon arrival in the destination you agree to comply with any customs processes, provide the customs authority with any information they request and to discuss the clearance of the shipment directly with the customs authority or our delivery partner in the destination.
General Customs Information
Personal effects are usually assessed as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your bag is checked by customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items your shipment may be assessed for customs duties and taxes. If you are sending Christmas gifts please check with the destination country so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow their advice and attach all necessary documentation.
In order to demonstrate your shipment is personal effects you will be required to complete a brief non generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "5 x Cotton T-Shirts, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Cotton Shirt" and so on rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
When a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag™ records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 6 days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.
Customs processes and allowances do vary by country and as such we advise all travellers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of the destination.
More information is available on our customs information page.
What can I send to Tunisia? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a holiday suitcase however for security and customs reasons certain items are prohibited.
On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:
- Shower gel.
- Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.
Flammable liquids such as nail varnish, perfume, aftershave, liquid deodorant and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.
Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.
A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.
The following items are prohibited at all times:
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish, perfume & aftershave;
- Toner Cartridges;
- Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
- No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any type of battery;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Credit cards;
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
- Irreplaceable items;
- Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Counterfeit goods;
- Other illegal or restricted goods.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
In addition to the above when sending to Tunisia we prohibit the sending of:
- Films; educational, promotional and undeveloped;
- Playing cards.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
Tunisia’s capital city, Tunis, is full of attractions for travellers to visit. The Bardo Museum, for instance, has hundreds of beautiful mosaics on show. Head to the Medina, where you can purchase all sorts of items, including souvenirs. Or why not visit a traditional Berber village in the mountains?
Apparently even better than the colosseum in Rome is the amphitheatre in the town of El-Jem, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is also the El-Jem Museum in this town, which has hundreds of mosaics for you to marvel at.
When you have visited all the sights there are to see, you can retire to one of many Tunisian beach resorts that touch the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the most popular resorts include Hammamet, Port El Kantaoui, Skanes and Sousse.