Tunisia reopened the country’s border which was closed on Saturday for more than three months and declared that the country’s coronavirus outbreak has been completely regulated. Tunisia has simultaneously opened up the water, land, and air boundaries.
Late last year China recorded the first cases of the novel coronavirus. This deadly virus infection then engulfed the entire world within three months. It was also declared an epidemic by the World Health Organisation in March.
To prevent the spread of novel coronavirus worldwide, many countries imposed travel restrictions on their borders in March. Some activities started today at Tunis-Carthage airport. The flight left Rome, Geneva, and Paris from the airport.
The policy removed these activities and export controls. Let me tell you that on June 14, Prime Minister Alice Fakhfakh declared that Tunisia had won the war against the Coronavirus. However, the epidemic has severely affected the tourism sector here.
The tourism sector constitutes ten percent of the GDP here and is the main source of foreign exchange. Tourism revenue declined by about 50 percent in the first five months of 2020 compared to the previous year. All the hotels and resorts here were lying vacant due to travel restrictions.
According to the latest data, there are a total of 1,064 cases of coronavirus infection in Tunisia, while 50 people have died. The economy of the North African country has probably shrunk to 7 percent. This economic downturn has come for the first time in the last 60 years.