Tunisia’s government has said tourists returning to the country must undergo a seven days mandatory quarantine at a hotel at their expense as the nation is set to reopen its land, air, and sea borders on the 27th as a measure curtail the number of coronavirus cases.
According to northafricapost.com, Tunisian commission for the fight against covid-19 said returnees will also be subject to additional seven days quarantine under strict health monitoring.
The commission also decided to allow inter-city travel starting June 4.
Last week the North African country said shops, café, restaurants and mosques will re-open on June 4.
Authorities like most governments around the world in March closed their borders as part of measure to curb the spread of the respiratory disease. The measure crippled economic activity, including tourism, the country’s second biggest GDP contributor.
Authorities predict about $1.4 billion loss in the industry and a 4.3 per cent slowdown of the economy, the steepest drop since 1956 independence.
The number of coronavirus confirmed cases in the country stood at 1,086 as of this Tuesday, while the number of recoveries has risen to 965. The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 stands at 48.