Passport has to be valid for at least another 6 months but
no visa was required.
Nobody checked if we had valid insurance, but our European
insurance (green card) includes Tunisia anyway.
Did not get checked, but I am sure that officially you are
required to have one.
No Carnet the Passage was required. Vehicle registration
papers were required.
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.
We didn't have to pay any fees neither on entering nor
on leaving the country.
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.