More than a million Libyans have visited Tunisia during the first ten months of the year, for health care, educational, political and personal safety reasons or simply to escape violence in their country, said Libya Herald website.
More specifically, 1,400,000 visitors from Libya came to Tunisia this year, i.e. an increase of 17% compared to the corresponding period of 2016 as confirmed by Minister of Tourism, Selma Elloumi.
These Libyan flows fit in an overall visitor growth this year of almost ¼ in foreign arrivals to Tunisia estimated so far to 6 million.
It is not clear if the minister’s Libyan visitor figures include those who have taken temporary refuge in the country.
It was estimated that there were as many as 250,000 Libyans living in Tunisia In 2015.