Tunis/Tunisia — The number of countries on Tunisia's green and orange lists has increased to 129, according to an updated classification of countries developed in accordance with scientific criteria and epidemiological indicators on a global scale.
The classification was published by the Health Ministry on Wednesday, sorting countries on the basis of the level of risk of spread of the COVID-19 in each country.
The number of countries on the green list rose to 81 from 46 countries in the first classification published on June 25, while the number of countries on the orange list decreased to 48 countries from 59.
The United Kingdom and Jordan have been added to the green list of low risk countries that does not stipulate any restriction for travellers, except for an electronic form and compliance with preventive measures, temperature taking and questions about their health.
The opening of borders with Libya and Algeria, which are not on these lists, is subject to bilateral conventions and special measures.
Morocco and Lebanon are still on the orange list as medium risk countries. Travellers from these countries must present a negative test for COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours before the trip, as well as a health form and a written commitment to carry out self-isolation in a hotel or at home for a period of 14 days, with the possibility of carrying out a second test in Tunisia.
For travellers coming from countries featuring on the red list with high risk of infection, only Tunisian nationals resident in these countries are allowed to enter the national territory. They must observe a one-week mandatory isolation and carry out a a PCR test on the 6th day.