Tunisia’s cumulative tourism receipts began a downward turn in April, after a continuous upward cycle since 2017.
The closure of all the country’s borders, decreed by the government since March 18, is beginning to weigh on Tunisia’s tourism revenues.
The cumulative revenues posted a decrease of 51 million dinars, until April 10, compared to the same period of the past year and this, for the first time in several months.
According to the daily data of the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), the cumulative tourist receipts amount to 963 million dinars, against 1.01 billion dinars on April 10, 2019.
Until the end of last March, however, revenues continued to grow with an increase of 40 million dinars compared to the first quarter of 2019, reaching 930.7 million.
Cumulative tourism receipts exceeded 5.6 billion dinars, up 35.7%, or 1.47 billion dinars in 2019, compared to 2018.
In euros, tourism receipts last year amounted to €1.7 billion, while in dollars they stood at $1.9 billion.