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  12.03.2006 Formalities: Tunisia
Date of Border Crossing March 2006
Point of Entry Tunis by ferry from Genoa (Italy)
Passport and Visa Passport has to be valid for at least another 6 months but no visa was required.
Insurance Nobody checked if we had valid insurance, but our European insurance (green card) includes Tunisia anyway.
Drivers Licence Did not get checked, but I am sure that officially you are required to have one.
Motorcycle papers No Carnet the Passage was required. Vehicle registration papers were required.
Licence plates -
How it went

On board the ferry they hand you three sets of papers which you need to fill in before you get off the boat in Tunis:
- Personal entry card
- Entry card for the motorcycle
- Customs Declaration form

First stop as you get off the ferry is the Immigration office. Here they will check and stamp your passport and your entry card (hang on to this card, you will need it when exiting).
Then you can drive on to the customs inspection (That is where all the locals have to open all bags and unload all their language). For us it meant that an official welcomed us to Tunisia and signed the back of the vehicle entry card we had filled out.
With that I queued at a booth further down, where the data of the vehicle entry card got entered into a computer. I was then handed a printout of this information and had to queue again on the backside of the same booth. Here the entry card got stamped. Meanwhile Khim had gone to one of the banks and changed some money. So now we were ready to go to the gate. At the gate they checked the passport and vehicle entry card and then let us pass. We did not have to hand it the customs declaration form we had so meticulously filled out.

Point of Exit Ras Ajdir (Libya)
How it went It was very easy going out of Tunisia. On arrival there was already a long line of cars waiting. So we went to join to queue, but immediately everybody in front of us started pointing at the 'Diplomatic Car' lane, where there was no queue. So we went there and sure enough somebody took our passports and the personal entry cards. The passport got stamped and then that was it. Nobody asked for the vehicle entry papers or anything else. The whole procedures took less than 5 minutes.
Additional Information

We didn't have to pay any fees neither on entering nor on leaving the country.

These are the details of the border crossing into this particular country. The information is correct as of the date on which the border was crossed. But, due to the stability and vagaries of the regimes involved, it is prudent that you get additional data directly from the embassy involved, preferably in your own country. Also you should keep in mind that the procedure can vary depending on exactly who is on duty. So never assume anything is a particular way, and regardless of what anyone says, the impossible is often possible if you are in the right place at the right time. Good Luck.


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