Tunisia imposes new COVID-19 measures for arrivals from abroad

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People queue up to receive a covid-19 vaccine at Oued Ellil high school in Manouba. The national Covid-19 vaccination day for people aged 40 and above started this Sunday, August 8, 2021, in various parts of Tunisia. (Photo by Jdidi Wassim/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Tunisian Ministry of Health announced new measures for arrivals from abroad to prevent the spread of the new variant of COVID-19 Omicron in the country.

All arrivals must present a certificate of completion of the vaccination or a vaccination pass. This decision involves all non-resident passengers over the age of 18, said a ministry statement.

Arrivals over six years old must present a negative PCR test result within 48 hours before take-off.

The Tunisian health authorities have also imposed a 10-day confinement in one of the designated centers, for Tunisians as well as foreigners residing in Tunisia who have not yet completed their vaccination.

All arrivals must immediately carry out a rapid test to detect COVID-19.

According to the latest figures released by the ministry on Saturday, 175 new COVID-19 cases were reported, raising the tally in the North African country to 717,163.

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