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The Republic of Tunisia is a country in North Africa with an area of 64,000 square miles. The country is home to the northernmost point of Africa, Cape Angela. The Mediterranean Sea borders the country to the north and east, with Algeria to the west and Libya to the south-east.
The country has a population of around 11 million, with a large proportion of these living in Tunis, the country’s capital. The country’s location and fertile soil makes it an ideal trading partner for Europe. With a coastline of 810 miles, it joins the Mediterranean Basin, Sicilian Strait and Sardinian Channel, providing easy access for cheap shipping to Tunisia.
The country achieved its independence from France in 1956 and was declared a republic a year later. The country was previously described as one of the most modern but repressive in the Arab world. However, the Tunisian Revolution in 2011 has led to gradual economic liberalisation, leading to a number of companies operating in the country from bases in the UK. This means that parcel delivery to Tunisia prices are gradually decreasing for businesses, as more cheap courier services to Tunisia from UK are available.
Tunisia has a diverse economy with many businesses operating in the agriculture, mining, manufacturing and petroleum industries. The UK imports a large amount of clothing, footwear and car parts from Tunisia, while the European Union accounts for 72.5% of imports into Tunisia. This means there are a lot of couriers operating between the two countries, and a high demand for cheap courier services to Tunisia, which is driving the cost of parcel delivery to Tunisia down further.
Cheap shipping to Tunisia is quite common considering its trading relationship with the UK, thanks to its association agreement with the European Union. Tunisia is also a member of the United Nations and enjoys close relations with a number of European countries, meaning parcel delivery to Tunisia from UK is common.
The road network in Tunisia is much better than many African countries. There are three large highways between Tunis and Sfax, another between Tunis and Ebja and the final one goes from Tunis to Bizerte. There is a strong road network with further highways being planned in the near future. There are 29 airports in the country, although the main ones for courier deliveries are the Tunis Carthage International Airport and the Djerba-Zarzis International Airport. There is also a rail network which connects many major towns and cities.
Although Tunis is the most common place for parcel delivery to Tunisia from UK, other popular destinations include Sfax, Sousse, Ariana, Kairouan, Gabès, Bizerte, Ariana, Aryanah and Sakiet Addaier.
Cheap parcel delivery to Tunisia starts from around £18.00 for a small 1kg non-urgent parcel. Most couriers can accept parcels up to 20kg, although this will cost significantly more. There is a range of prices available dependent on size and delivery timeframes.
Our website is designed to be simple and quick to use; for Tunisia parcel delivery all you need to do is enter the collection address, delivery address, parcel weight and dimensions. We will then do all the hard work for you and find you the best options available in terms of cheap parcel delivery to Tunisia and delivery timescales.
The Tunisia parcel delivery couriers we work with are all experienced companies who have been operating internationally for many years. We only work with companies we know and trust – our reputation depends on it! We have fantastic relationships with the companies we advertise, so if you do find a cheap courier to Tunisia that beats our price elsewhere online, let us know. In many cases, we will be able to negotiate a preferential rate for you.
Choosing cheap delivery to Tunisia doesn’t mean great service is lost. The fantastic service starts from the point of collection. When booking your delivery, you will be asked for your preferred collection address. It is possible to book a home or work collection, as some couriers can even collect from a local pick up point such as a convenience store or Post Office.
Cheap delivery to Tunisia doesn’t mean it is unreliable. As soon as the parcel is collected, the driver will scan the parcel on to the courier’s tracking system. As the parcel travels through each stretch of the journey, it will be scanned in and out of vans and processing facilities, alerting both you and the recipient to the fact that the parcel is on route and also an up to date feed of its location. On the few occasions that there is a hold-up, it is easy for you to log on and see exactly what’s happening.
Parcel delivery UK to Tunisia does involve clearance through international customs. This is because Tunisia is not part of the European Union, which means no trade agreements are in place for the free movement of goods across the country’s border from the UK. In order to clear customs, the parcel will need to include a customs declaration form. This will show the customs officer exactly what is in the parcel, as well as its value. It is important to include as much detail as possible when you send a parcel to Tunisia, to reduce the chance of any hold ups with your Tunisia parcel delivery. You will also need to include a commercial invoice, even if no monetary transaction has taken place. Although this may sound complicated, it is very simple. The courier will send you all the necessary documents you need to complete and also advise you on any queries you may have.
When packing your parcel, it is important to attach these customs documents to the outside in a secure document holder. Lost documents are the most common reason for parcels being refused entry into the country. The parcel itself should be a sturdy box, which is stackable for easy transportation. You should use plenty of strong parcel tape and bubble wrap when you send a parcel to Tunisia, to provide protection against knocks and bangs along the journey. If the contents are particularly fragile, you should use a specially designed box with arrows and the word ‘FRAGILE’ printed on the outside. This will encourage the manual handlers to take care when moving your parcel.
The Universal Postal Union will be able to provide assistance in writing the address in the appropriate place and in the correct format before you send a parcel to Tunisia. This is great if it’s the first time you have sent a parcel to Tunisia. The country uses a four digit postcode, which is written to the left of the locality name. You should write the last two lines in capitals to improve legibility if your handwriting is unclear. It is also advisable to include a telephone number for the recipient, so they can be easily contacted if the address cannot be found.
There are a number of prohibited items which are restricted for entry into Tunisia, these include commonly prohibited items such as; weapons, ammunition, aerosols, live animals, alcohol and radioactive materials. However, there are a number of items which are specific to Tunisia which could catch people by surprise, these include; henna, fireworks, pornography and anything which could be deemed offensive under Islamic law. If you do have any queries, HM Revenue and Customs are an excellent point of contact and will be able to provide you with an up-to-date list of prohibited items. It is worth checking before arranging for a delivery as many people are caught out.
So, if you’d like to find out more about the comparisons we offer for a cheap courier to Tunisia, visit Parcel Delivery today. We don’t let you down.