Libya-Tunisia borders reopened

The borders’ crossings between Libya and Tunisia have been reopened after over two months of closure due to Coronavirus spread concerns on both sides.

Libyan and Tunisian ministerial delegations, meeting in Djerba on Thursday, agreed on a security and health protocol for opening border crossings between the two countries for both travelers and traders.

The Tunisian President, Kais Saied, reopened borders with Libya starting 7.00 am on Friday, saying in a meeting with the Tunisian Foreign Minister, Othman Al-Jarandi, Interior Minister-designate, Rida Ghreslawi, and Health Minister-designate, Ali Marabet, that the decision came after reviewing the results of the Tunisia-Libya committees of security and health.

The Tunisian President said the agreed-upon health protocol must be adhered to and any violations could cause a reconsideration of the opening of borders.

Saied ordered the presence of health teams for Coronavirus vaccination on border crossing checkpoints in addition to intensifying vaccinations at diplomatic missions and consulate of Tunisia in Libya.


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