This is a situation which is still very vague. Will the French be able to go on vacation to the Maghreb this summer? In Morocco, which has 225 deaths for 12,385 contaminations, the land, air and sea borders are closed for the moment until further notice. They could however reopen from July 10, especially in the event of the lifting of the state of health emergency.
In Algeria, which with 13,000 cases and 900 dead is the most affected country in the Maghreb, the borders are also closed while the country began its deconfinement three weeks ago. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune ordered Sunday, after the cabinet meeting, to keep the country’s land, air and sea borders closed. A decision made due to the multiplication of outbreaks, with this Sunday, 305 new cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in 24 hours.
On the other hand, Tunisia, very preserved with 50 dead for 1172 contaminations, decided to bring back the tourists. The country thus welcomed the first planes from outside this Saturday. However, heavy constraints are particularly required for people traveling alone and not on organized trips. Thus, a negative test of less than 72 hours is compulsory before departure.
“On arrival, 14 days of private confinement at home are requested, therefore, at their place of residence, with the possibility after the 6th day of retaking a second test in Tunisia. If the test is negative, they can lift the containment“Director of tour operator” Authentique “Hakim Tounsi explains to TF1. While these measures could discourage many tourists, the health protocol could well be lightened by the end of the week.