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.