Tunisia tightens anti-coronavirus restrictions on arrival from France, Belgium and Iceland

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Tunisia international airport AFP PHOTO by FATHI BELAID

Tunisian authorities decided on Tuesday to tighten anti-coronavirus restrictions on arrival from France, Belgium and Iceland from August 15.

The three European countries will move from green spaces to orange zones, according to a decision taken during a ministerial working session at the seat of government in Tunis, the Tunisian capital.

The decision means that “all travelers coming to Tunisia from the three countries must present a negative PCR test for the coronavirus 72 hours before travel,” a government statement said, adding that arrivals would be subject to self-isolation.

The government has also decided to make the wearing of masks compulsory in several areas such as airports, Tunis train station, the port of La Goulette in Tunis, hospitals, private clinics and supermarkets, as well as the intensification of control in closed leisure areas.

Tunisia has classified the countries with a color code according to the level of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Green zones denote countries and regions with a low prevalence of COVID-19 where arrivals will not be subject to special preventive measures, while any arrivals from orange zones must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 by trip.

Red zone tourists will be prohibited from entering.

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