Tunisia’s tourism sector was hit first and hardest by the COVID-19 crisis.
At the end of April, more than 276 million dinars of revenue was lost in comparison with the same period in 2019, i.e. the equivalent of about €89 million.
Indeed, the cumulative tourist receipts at the end of last April amounted to 993.7 million dinars, compared to 1.27 billion dinars a year earlier, i.e. a drop of -22%.
The Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) has indicated in its last Note that the monthly flow of tourism receipts (expressed in Euros) has dropped by almost -30%, in March 2020, to €65 million against €93 million a year before.