Tunisia announces new COVID-19 safety measures for tourists

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TUNIS, TUNISIA - JUNE 27: A view of TunisâCarthage International Airport as scores of Tunisian and foreign citizens are seen on June 27, 2020 in Tunis, Tunisia. After more than 3 months of closure due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Tunisia open its borders on June 27. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: A view of TunisâCarthage International Airport as scores of Tunisian and foreign citizens are seen in Tunis, Tunisia. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The Tunisian health ministry announced on Monday new measures for arrivals from abroad in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Starting from Feb. 1, all arrivals must present a negative PCR test result within 72 hours before take-off, and take a compulsory quarantine for seven days in one of the designated centers, it said.

Another PCR test will be requested on the seventh day of the quarantine. If the result is negative, they may leave the center and shall fully comply with the general preventive measures.

The ministry also decided to maintain the ban on flights to and from the countries where the new strains of COVID-19 become highly prevalent.

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