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Tunisair will resume its flights to Tripoli airports next Thursday

Tunisair announced the resumption of its flights from Tunis-Carthage Airport towards Tripoli-Mitiga and Benghazi-Benina (Libya) airports, starting on Thursday, September 23rd, according to Tunisian Radio Shams.

The national carrier confirmed, in a statement, on Friday, that this measure comes in accordance with the decision of the Presidency of the Republic regarding the reopening of border crossings with the sister country of Libya.

The national carrier reminds of the necessity of fully adhering to the applicable and agreed upon health protocol.

It is noteworthy that it was agreed to reopen the land and air borders, during a meeting of officials from Tunisia and Libya, which was held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, in Djerba, Medenine, within two days at the latest, and the adoption of a health protocol between the two sides, according to what was announced by the Executive Director of the Libyan Economic Cooperation Council. Tunisian, Saber Bougherra

The border between Tunisia and Libya was suddenly closed on July 8, 2021 by the Libyan government due to the outbreak of the mutated Indian strain of COVID-19 virus in Tunisia. This decision was met with great criticism, especially by Tunisians, especially with the presence of hundreds of people stranded at the border at the Ras Al-Jdir crossing.