Tunisian fruit and vegetables to resume feed Libyan markets

The border post between Tunisia and Libya reopened last Saturday to let vehicles and pedestrians pass through since its closure in mid-March due to the pandemic.

Besides, flights between the two countries resumed on Sunday that aired 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 which is considered 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 medafricatimes reported.

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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