Drone Laws in Tunisia
This article deals with the legal framework for the use of drones in Tunisia.
In Tunisia, you’ll need a permit to use drones. However, it is almost impossible to get this permission. Your application passes through four ministries:
- Ministry of National Defense
- Home Office
- Ministry of Equipment and Housing
- Department of Transportation
Readers reported that the application has to be delivered personally and in quadruplicate at the Ministry of Equipment in the aviation department. It consists of a number of documents and can take up to a month to process. If the permit is issued, it will be valid for one month. It is incredibly time-consuming to get a drone permit in Tunisia. So far, according to media reports, only a small number of permits has been issued. If you want to bring a drone from overseas to Tunisia, you will have to fulfill additional requirements.
The current law dates back to 1995, and it does not look like there will be any simplification shortly.
Meanwhile, many Tunisia travelers had bad experiences already. If you travel to Tunisia with a drone without permission, you have to expect that it will be confiscated. You may also have to undergo an interrogation. In some cases, travelers have been temporarily arrested.
After your copter has been confiscated at the airport, it will probably be stored until your departure. Supposedly you will get it back when you leave the country.
Overview: Drone rules in Tunisia
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We have researched the listed drone regulations for Tunisia to the best of our knowledge. We cannot guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Tunisia!