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Alcohol and Tunisia

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Anyone know the set rules on bringing alcohol into tunisia for personal use whilst on hol there?

Read on net 2l of spirits are allowed to be taken in as max

What happens if you have more,do they confiscate it or what?

From what I've read it costs a fortune there and people bring some in to resell at massive profit,I'm more thinking of not having to pay out mega bucks to buy some while over there,

Anyone know from personal experience what would happen if you had more than 2L in your suitcase ?
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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Whisky is a great bartering tool on the local markets IIRC 3x cost.
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you can take it in no problem they dont care

Tunisia is extremely relaxed when it comes to alcohol, you will find a lot of locals drinking in hotels etc. The govt removed the drinking rule from muslim law so they get stuck right in :)

Like harlzter said you can barter with whiskey in shops but be prepared as the bazaars and stuff can be a bit scary
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you can take it in no problem they dont care

Tunisia is extremely relaxed when it comes to alcohol, you will find a lot of locals drinking in hotels etc. The govt removed the drinking rule from muslim law so they get stuck right in :)

Like harlzter said you can barter with whiskey in shops but be prepared as the bazaars and stuff can be a bit scary


Not at all, I got offered a ferrari and 3 camels for my girlfriend one time, I was sorely tempted!!!
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I visited Tunisa last year. I took 3 litres of Whisky, Bells i think. I sold it to the barman at the hotel for £30 a bottle.

The people there are very poor, and know how much you pay for it in the uk!

Alcohol is very hard to purchase there, i only say one shop that sold spirits and a shot of spirit in the bars is a fiver from memory. beer was cheaper.

If i was you i wouldnt take the spirits arround the market. It attracted a lot off interest from the shop keepers and we were followed back to the hotel!

Watch out in the markets as the stall holders sell fakes. got some nice watches there thought!
#5
I saw on a website that it costs £60 for 1litre of gin and I thought absolutely no way,you'd wake up next morning not only hungover but broke too :w00t:

Sounded great place to go if your planning on going TT,

Read too about the dodgy traders trying to drag you into their shops to buy something,wont worry about that as long as I have some voddie to sip by the pool,just don't fancy getting it all taken off me at the airport :cry:
#6
I forgot to mention about the water. Dont drink it!, but that goes without saying. Stay clear of salads too. And if you go on any trips take a bog roll as the toliets never had any. I had a fantastic time there. Nice and hot and everyone was friendly. Food was dirt cheap. Couldnt fault the place at all!

If you drink spirits take youre own though! We managed to get some wine and had that by the pool. The shops to stay clear off are carpet ones. I only took a few quid with me just in case we got turned over but didnt!

Its only in this country that they stop you at the airport! If you are worried put a couple off bottles in youre case! I think there was a duty free when you landed at the airport in Tunisa but you could only get ciggs there! Food was dirt cheap there and nice. I am quite easily pleased though!

Go there with an open mind and you will be fine!
#7
Thanks for all the advice from everyone :thumbsup:

I will most defo be ready for any muggers this time,learnt my lesson last year in gran canaria about carrying money after I had a encounter with a gang of african women,well I think they were african,those huge women anyhow,Whilst walking along a relatively busy place one appeared out of nowhere in front of me all beams and acting all friendly asking where I was from etc and tried to shake hands with me,I didn't reply and pulled back and tried to cut around her only to find another again blocking my path,turned again and another appeared till I was eventually surrounded,all happened so fast I just knew it was make or break time so as the last one closed in with hand outstreched in my face I give her a shove and dashed through a space,I really though they'd all jump on me,

I don't know what they actually did do cos I didn't look back till I got away a good bit up the road and by then there was no sign of them,I quickly got in a taxi and back to the hotel,

I'd had about £800 on me at the time too as I was out looking for a bank to change money for the others in our party as well,doubt they'd have been too happy if I'd had got back and said sorry all the money's gone,

It really shook me up,but lesson learned,it was quite a busy place or maybe they would have jumped me,I think they all must have been stood in somewhere at each side then they give each other the nod to go when they see a likely looking victim coming along,I assume the plan is number 1 gets hold of 1 of your hands on the pretence of shaking it and another gets hold of your other hand leaving the others free to relieve you of your money,

I'll make it obvious in tunisia that I have nothing on me worth mugging me for,except maybe my vodka ;-)

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