June 27, 2020
Tunisia will reopen its air, land and sea borders as of today, June 27, as announced by the government a few days ago.
Tunisia will welcome Tunisians returning from abroad as well as tourists. This decision is partly due to the respect of sanitary measures. And this, in accordance with a health protocol, which allows for the safety of all.
In this respect, the Minister of Health, Abdellatif Mekki, met on Friday 26 June with the members of the Scientific Commission. To take stock of the evolution of the COVID-19, on the one hand. And he emphasized the last points, in particular the proper application of the necessary preventive measures. For his part, Mohamed Ali Toumi, Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts, has drawn up an inventory on the reopening of borders in a recent statement granted to leconomistemaghrebin.com. He said that in order for a tourist to come, he must carry out a PCR test before entering Tunisian soil. He added that these measures are evolving. For the simple reason that some areas are likely to change from orange to green. Let us recall that the government announced that for the reopening of the borders, the countries of origin will be classified by color. And this, according to the risk of contamination by COVID-19 that they represent. For his part, Alexandre de Juniac, Director General of the IATA had stressed the importance of the gradual return of flights. He said that for countries seeking to open up their economies, travel and tourism was an essential sector. Globally, this sector accounts for about 10% of GDP. In some countries, it accounts for much more.
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