Tunisia: new measures to facilitate movement of Algerian travelers


The announcement was made by the Tunisian Finance Minister Slim Chaker, during a visit Tuesday to Sakiet Sidi Youssef border crossing (northwest), who has said it "will experience an upgrade program notably through the creation of reception and entertainment space and controls offices near police stations and customs areas."

Mr. Chaker said the goal is to "accelerate the registration process and the travelers passing measures and modernizing border crossings to meet the requirements of the next period that will see changes in the pace of trade and tourism."

The number of travelers through border crossings with Algeria amounted to nearly 3 million per year in both directions, among them two million and four thousand Algerians, the minister said.

1,000 Algerian tourists visit Tunisia per day and could reach 2,000 by the end of the month, according to recent statistics provided by border authorities.

In this regard, the Minister stressed the decision of the Tunisian government to revise the tax imposed on Algerian vehicles after canceling the exit tax from Tunisian territory for Algerians. 


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