The Libyan Interior Ministry announced in an official statement on Thursday that the Libyan-Tunisia border will be reopened. It was stated that the decision to reopen the border crossings was taken after the meeting of the Libyan and Tunisian ministers of interior and health, held on Wednesday.
In addition to this, it was stated that with the reopening of the borders, all citizens should abide by the protocol signed between the two friendly countries. The protocol includes some procedures arising from the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as commercial and touristic travels between the two countries.
Land border crossings between Tunisia and Libya were closed on July 8 due to the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. Although the Libyan government announced that land and air borders would be opened on August 17, this did not happen. After the decision, it is expected that the commercial relations between the two countries will be positively affected and touristic trips will increase.