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Tunisian fruit and vegetables to once again feed the stalls of Libyan markets

Closed in mid-March due to the pandemic, the border post between Tunisia and Libya again let vehicles and pedestrians pass through on Saturday. Flights between the two countries are due to resume this Sunday. This opening is a breath of fresh air for Tunisia hit hard by a serious economic crisis.

The lifting of the barriers in Ras Jedir will allow Tunisian fruit and vegetables to once again feed the stalls of Libyan markets. A vital outlet for agricultural producers.

Trade between the two countries, which was expected to reach $3 billion this year, has been heavily impacted by the eight-month closure according to medafricatimes.com

The opening of the borders is accompanied by a very strict health protocol including the presentation of a negative PCR test. A quarantine centre has been set up in southern Tunisia.


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