COVID-19: Reopening of Tunisian-Libyan borders after over a month-long closure

Borders between Tunisia and Libya are to reopen this Friday Sept.17 after more than one month closure because of COVID-19 pandemic.

The reopening decision came after the Tunisian and Libyan committees of security and health reviewed the situation and after ministerial delegations from the two countries agreed at a meeting in Djerba on security and health protocol for travelers and traders from both sides.

The reopening is tied to a health protocol that must be respected as any breach could prompt a reconsideration of the opening of borders.

Fully vaccinated nationals of both countries with a negative PCR test can move freely via border crossings, while a ten-day mandatory hotel quarantine then a negative PCR test are required for non-vaccinated travelers.

The health protocol may be reviewed in light of the COVID-19 epidemiological situation.

Vaccination teams will be deployed in border crossings, and intensive vaccination days will be held at the headquarters of Tunisian diplomatic and consular representations in Libya, in coordination with Libyan authorities.

Libya closed its border with Tunisia on August 08 due to the propagation of Delta variant in its western neighbor.

 

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