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Tunisia eases travel restrictions for jabbed visitors

The Tunisian government has lifted the need for quarantine or a negative PCR test result for Covid-19 for selected arrivals.

The new entry requirements start on Tuesday (June 1) and apply to fully vaccinated travellers or those who have tested positive for Covid-19 at least six weeks before their departure date.

Vaccinated British travellers must show official evidence from the NHS that they have received both jabs.

Meanwhile, those who had tested positive must submit a medical certificate granted by the relevant health authorities.

All other travellers aged over 12 must present a negative PCR test, taken 72 hours before travelling to Tunisia and self-isolate for seven days.

However, if they are part of an organised trip they are exempt from self-isolating. They must remain in their group, using pre-booked transport and accommodation, and comply with official Covid protocols.


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Rapid tests will still be conducted upon arrival and those with positive results will be required to quarantine in dedicated centres.

News of the new entry rules came as a vaccination programme was announced for tourism staff in Tunisia.

It follows a government decision to designate tourism as a priority industry as part of the national vaccination campaign.

The programme will apply to staff who are working permanently in hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, museums, and archaeological sites, as well as tourist guides and other employees who come into direct contact with tourists.

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