Can I Bring My Pet to a Star Wars Tour in Tunisia?
It is a truly horrible feeling: you grab your sunhat and carry on for your long-awaited trip to North Africa, but between you and the door there are two begging eyes sinking right into your soul. You ask yourself, why can’t I just bring her with me? Can pets go on vacation? Yes, leaving your furry best friend behind can feel dreadful, but there is good news! Whether you’re taking history lessons in Roman ruins, sunbathing the beaches of Djerba Island, or visiting the star-wars film sites of Tatooine—your pet can go on vacation, too! Your trip can be the adventure of a lifetime for both you and your furry friend. If you would like to bring your pet to Tunisia, here are a few key things you should know:
Requirements to Bring Your Pet to Tunisia
Tunisia, like most North African countries, does not have many rules to restrict pet travelers. The only major restriction is Pitbulls, Rottweilers, Tosas, and Mastiffs are not allowed (sorry big dog lovers!). All pet entries by air must land at Tunis-Carthage International Airport. Upon arrival, you will need to present a health certificate that shows your pet is in healthy condition and is vaccinated against rabies.
While not required, if you would like to bring your pet to Tunisia, we also recommend bringing a European Union Pet Passport. A Pet Passport is another form of authentication for pets. Having a copy will help you pass through Europe and is often honored outside the EU. You can apply to get one online.
If your pet’s documents are set in order, the next step is to look ahead to pet accommodations. First, check ahead with your airline about bringing a pet. Most airlines are very flexible with pets. Next, look ahead for pet-friendly hotels. In the capital city of Tunis, Dar El Medina is a terrific option. Finally, make sure you pack plenty of pet food with you. In a pinch, pet supplies are accessible in many French grocery stores, but the food will be foreign to your pet. Research shows that major diet and recipe changes can affect pet health. Always try to keep your usual kibble brand!