19 August, 2020

A negative RT PCR test is now mandatory for entering Tunisia

Current situation requires it: Negative PCR test is now mandatory to enter Tunisia.

The acting Minister of Health, Habib Kachaou announced on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, that the government has decided to impose a negative PCR test on anyone wishing to enter Tunisia.

This measure will be applied for all countries, regardless of the classification of the zone (green, orange or red).

This decision was taken following an upsurge in local contamination following contact with people from countries classified in the green zone, who have been entering Tunisia since 27 June this year without the obligation of RT PCR testing and quarantine.

It should be recalled in this regard that since the reopening of borders on 27 June, the Scientific Committee for the Fight against Coronavirus has been classifying countries according to the level of risk of contamination in three zones (red, green and orange). This classification is regularly updated.

Travellers coming from countries classified in the orange zone must present the negative RT PCR test and are placed in mandatory confinement for one week at home. Travellers from countries classified in the red zone must present a negative RT PCR test and are placed in compulsory confinement for 14 days (7 days in a specialised centre and 7 days at home).

For more information, please consult (in French) the following link.

For more information on the classification of countries based on their epidemiological situation, please consult the following link.