COVID-19: Tunisia Controls Spread, Reopens All Borders After 3 Months


Tunisia on Saturday reopened its air, sea and land borders after more than three months of closure as part of precautionary measures against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The move comes after Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said on June 14 that Tunisia had won the battle against the novel coronavirus after it recently recorded almost no new cases.

International flights to and from Tunisia resumed on Saturday, with Tunis-Carthage International Airport having received a number of flights, including from Paris.

Other flights for Frankfurt, Rome and Paris are scheduled to depart.

The two international airports of Monastir Habib Bourguiba and Djerba–Zarzis will receive flights on Saturday, the director of the Tunisian Civil Aviation, Habib Mekki, told local media.

Tunisia seeks to revive its tourism sector, severely impacted by the pandemic.

The North African country lifted a nationwide curfew, in place since March, on June 15, and the government also allowed domestic travel to resume from June 4.


Edited By: Isaac Aregbesola (NAN)

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