Tourism Resumes Back In Tunisia Following A Three Month Break.

Written by: Travel Inn

Tourists are back on Tunisia's beaches after charter flights resumed to the North African country following a break of more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some 155 mask-clad holidaymakers from France, Germany and Luxembourg were greeted late last week on the resort island of Djerba with temperature checks - but also by hostesses offering them bouquets of jasmine.

'We can't save the whole season, but we will do everything we can to save part of it,' said Tourism Minister Mohamed Ali Toumi, who was at the airport to welcome the Luxair flight.

Tunisia, a country of some 11.5million people, has officially registered 1,374 coronavirus infections and 50 deaths.

It reopened its borders on June 27, and travellers from countries it classifies as 'green', including France, Germany and Luxembourg, are not subject to any coronavirus restrictions.

Tourism revenues declined by around 50 per cent between January 1 and July 10, compared to the same period last year, according to official figures.

Authorities are counting on health regulations to reassure tourists and the sector, and have halved hotel capacity in order to comply with anti-coronavirus measures.