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Algeria announces the reopening of its border with Tunisia

2022-07-05T19:53:27.081Z

Algeria, a major supplier of tourists to Tunisia, will reopen the land border between the two countries in mid-July, closed since 2020 in...



Algeria, a major supplier of tourists to Tunisia, will reopen the land border between the two countries in mid-July, closed since 2020 due to Covid-19, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced on Tuesday July 5.

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We have taken a joint decision to reopen the land borders from July 15,

" Tebboune said at Algiers airport alongside his Tunisian counterpart Kais Saied who was preparing to leave the country after attending to the festivities marking the 60th anniversary of Algeria's independence.

Until then, road traffic between the two countries was limited to the transport of goods.

Read alsoAlgeria celebrates the 60th anniversary of its independence with great fanfare

Both countries had closed their land borders in March 2020 to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

The tourism sector in Tunisia has seriously suffered from this closure, Algeria being a major supplier of tourists to the neighboring country, particularly during the summer season.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, more than three million Algerians traveled to Tunisia each year, according to local media.

Air and sea links between the two countries resumed in June 2021.

Source: lefigaro

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