Tunisia will open its borders to tourists starting June 27, 2020
The Tunisian government has confirmed the reopening of the borders starting June 27. Domestic flights will resume tomorrow, June 3, 2020.
After Spain, Italy and Greece, the borders of the Mediterranean region continue to gradually reopen. The head of the Tunisian government, Elyes Fakhfakh, confirmed, following a statement made on June 1, 2020, that Tunisia is preparing to welcome tourists starting June 27.
In 2019, over 9 million tourists enjoyed holidays in the country of the heart of Africa. Tourism is a very important sector for Tunisia. Estimates show that the economy will decline by 4.3%, the strongest decline since 1956. Also, according to some estimates, 2020 will bring losses of 1,4 billion dollars (1,26 billion euros) and 400.000 jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe for these reasons, they are in a hurry to reopen the tourism sector, hoping that they will save something from this season.
Not only the air borders will be opened, but also the sea and land borders, the government representative said. The number of airports reopened for this purpose, in addition to Tunis-Carthage, has not been specified. More details will be provided on Wednesday, including details on sanitary measures reserved for foreign travelers.
Tunisair, which continues its repatriation flights until at least June 15, did not comment on the news. They are probably upset because they did not find support from the government during this difficult period.
Tunisair said it was a sustainable campaign and able to resume its work "thanks to a new plan based on the most profitable routes". It can also rely on its current fleet. It can cancel or postpone the purchase of 5 scheduled new aircraft, which would lead to the recovery of the advance and thus consolidate its liquidity.
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