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
It is incredibly time-consuming to get a drone permit in Tunisia. So far, according to media reports, only an insufficient number of permits 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 to gain bad experience already. If you travel to Tunisia with a drone without permission, you have to expect that your aircraft will be confiscated. You may also have to undergo an interrogation. In some cases, vacationers have been temporarily arrested.
After your copter has been confiscated at the airport, your drone will probably be stored until your departure. Supposedly you will get back the copter on your departure.
Helpful Links: Huff Post Tunisia
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!