(TAP) – The new anti COVID-19 measures will boost preparations for the summer season, particularly after cancelling the mandatory quarantine for incoming travellers, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Habib Ammar said Friday.
Speaking at a press conference Friday in El Kasbah, the minister added these new measures will give international travel agencies better visibility when scheduling the destination of Tunisia in the next season.
According to a decision issued by the National Committee to Combat Coaronavirus on Friday, all incoming passengers will be subject to 48-hour self-quarantine.
They must also show a negative PCR test made within less than 72 hours before arriving in Tunisia and must take the test again after completing their self-quarantine period, spokesperson for the Health Ministry Nissaf Ben Alaya underscored
Following the evaluation of the overall health situation in the country, the Committee also decided to lift the inter-city travel and replace it with the cordoning off regions experiencing a spike in infection cases, by a decision of local authorities in coordination with the Health Ministry.
As far as Algeria is concerned, Ammar pointed out that the country’s decision to close its borders with Tunisia was made for health reasons.
He expressed hope that the epidemiological situation in Algeria and the entire region would improve so that Tunisia would be able to welcome Algerian tourists the next summer.
The new health protocols recently announced by Tunisia have been welcomed by travel agencies and tour operators.