The impact of the health crisis continues to weigh heavily on Tunisia’s tourism revenues.
According to the latest figures published by the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), cumulative revenues at the end of July 2020 has fallen by 1.57 billion dinars compared to the same period in 2019.
Indeed, the equivalent value in dinars of tourism receipts during the first seven months of the year amounts to 1.22 billion dinars, i.e. the equivalent value of € 382 million, compared to 2.79 billion at the end of July 2019, posting a sharp fall of 56.2%.
This revenue decline is expected to worsen further in August due to the drop in foreign tourist arrivals, mainly Algerians and Libyans following the closure of borders, compared to the same period last year.