Tunisia requires COVID-19 tests for all arrivals: health minister

TUNIS, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi announced on Friday that from Nov. 9, a test for COVID-19 and a 14-day quarantine commitment will be required for all passengers coming from abroad.

Arrivals from abroad can spend the compulsory quarantine in a hotel or at home with the possibility of conducting a second lab test for coronavirus on the seventh day of quarantine to ensure that the person is free of the disease, thus reducing the period of compulsory quarantine to a week, Mehdi said in his speech at the parliament.

Tunisia has so far reported a total of 66,334 COVID-19 cases in the North African country, with 1,971 new cases added on Thursday, while the death toll from the virus reached 1,577.

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