Can I travel to Tunisia? Latest advice on coronavirus, holidays and quarantine
TOURISTS are able to return to Tunisia as charter flights resume to the country from a number of destinations in Europe.
Brits may remain cautious, however, as travel restrictions remain in place which may keep the holiday hotspot off the cards for now.
The country has kept coronavirus cases low, with just 1,374 infections and 50 deaths.
Here is everything you need to know about a holiday to Tunisia this year.
Can I visit Tunisia as a tourist?
According to the Foreign Office, all but essential travel is advised for the entire country, excluding a number of regions where all travel is banned.
The border with Libya is advised against, along with the Chaambi Mountains National Park.
Holiday hotspots including Hammamet, Sousse and Monastir remain off the list.
It is also not included on the air bridge list, meaning Brits can face a two-week quarantine when returning to the UK from Tunisia.
The travel ban means Brits won't be protected by insurance if something happens abroad.
Will I have to quarantine when entering Tunisia?
Despite this, Tunisia is allowing UK tourists to enter the country with no restrictions.
This means no rules or testing before departing or self-isolation on arrival.
The UK is on the green list meaning it is considered a safe country – countries on the orange or red list face additional testing and quarantine.
However, the UK Foreign Office warns: "The Tunisian authorities are updating country classifications regularly so please ensure you check these pages for the latest status before travelling."
Are flights to Tunisia running?
Charter flights to Tunisia have resumed from today from some European locations – commercial airlines are yet to resume a normal schedule from the UK.
Air, land and sea borders resumed from June 27 from a number of countries, the Minister of Tourism, Mohamed Ali Toumi, confirmed.
Transport Minister Anouar Maârouf added: "We’re in discussions with all the countries we had direct flights with and talks are ongoing."
Holidaymakers from France, Germany and Luxembourg returned earlier this week – Brits are yet to.
What other restrictions are in place in Tunisia?
Tourists have to wear face masks in public places, with a number of regions facing local lockdowns.
However, public transport is operating as usual while hotels must open at just 50 per cent capacity initially.
Additional safety measures including luggage disinfection and temperature checks are also in place.
Cafes, bars and restaurants are able to operate at 70 per cent.
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