Libya and Tunisia will resume air travel on November 15, an official statement said Friday, as preparations to reopen land travel between the two new neighboring countries via Ras Ajdair border crossing are underway.
Flights will resume after being halted for eight months because of the novel coronavirus, Tunisia’s Ministry of Transport and Logistics said in a statement.
Flights will be arranged within the framework of measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with a health protocol agreement reached Wednesday between the two countries.
Tunisia announced March 17 that it closed airports for inbound flights. It partially resumed flights June 27, while Libya shut down all borders from April to late July.
Across the world, COVID-19 has claimed more than 1.3 million lives in 191 countries and regions since last December.