Tunisia is among the top 7 countries with the potential to become major tourist destinations in the post-COVID period, FORBES reported on its website.
The US magazine said «Rife with picturesque Mediterranean beaches, ancient ruins, and Maghrebi cuisine, Tunisia is shaping up to be the perfect destination for those wishing to experience the vibrant and unique culture of North Africa.
Tunisia, which has was able to attract more than 9 million tourists, is among the countries least exposed to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, although it is close to the most affected countries in Europe (more than 1,000 cases, most of which have recovered).
The Ministry of Tourism has issued, within the framework of the State policy aiming at the reopening of tourist facilities, a health protocol to address this pandemic in hotel units and tourist sites.
The US magazine added for many potential visitors, the nation’s extensive coastline serves as a major draw – the northeastern Cap Bon peninsula is packed with idyllic white sand beaches, with the bustling capital of Tunis just a short distance away.
«For history enthusiasts, the remnants of Carthage, one of the wealthiest cities to exist during the classical era, is an absolute must-see, while more daring adventurers can make the trek south for a tour of the Sahara Desert, the perfect destination for encountering remnants of historic Berber settlements.»
The seven countries named by “Forbes” magazine as major tourist destinations in post-COVID are Ethiopia, Iran, Myanmar (Burma), Georgia, The Philippines, Slovenia and Tunisia.
The Tunisian government plans to lift restrictions on inter-city travel from June 4, 2020, a sign of the restoration of the health situation in the country, pending the reopening of air, sea and land borders on June 27, 2020, after their closure on March 22, 2020 when the general lockdown was decreed.
Tunisian tourism had seen a boom after the improvement of security in the country, with an influx of foreign tourists from traditional markets and Algerians. This revival was preceded by a period of stagnation characterised due to terrorist attacks.