Tunisia will simplify entry conditions for Russian tourists
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Tunisian Tourism Minister Khabib Amar held a meeting on Tuesday, April 6, during which they discussed the resumption of tourist flows between the countries and progress in the fight against coronavirus.
The Tunisian Ambassador to Moscow Tarek bin Salem also took part in the negotiation. At the meeting, Khabib Amar stressed that today Tunisia is open to Russians, and from April 19 the conditions for entry of group tourists from Russia will be simplified.
For Russian tourists Tunisia is ready to cancel the 48-hour self-isolation regime upon arrival. Tourists need to present only a negative PCR test, done 72 hours before departure.
The Tunisian authorities pay special attention to the safety of tourists, so only companies and hotels certified according to the Ready & Safe protocol can serve them. The protocol includes mandatory social distancing, widespread use of disinfectants, wearing masks, temperature screening, etc.
Among other things, the meeting discussed the soonest resumption of direct flights between the countries. Officials stressed the importance of both regular and charter flights. It is remarkable, that on March 10, the Federal Air Transport Agency issued Aeroflot a permit for flights to Tunisia, but it has not yet been implemented.