The COVID-19 pandemic continues to weigh heavily and persistently on the Tunisian economy in 2021.
Over the first four months of the year, Tunisia’s tourism revenues posted a decline of 536 million dinars, or -55%, compared to the same period in 2020.
According to the indicators of the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), revenues from the tourism sector totaled 439 million dinars at the end of last April, compared to 975 million a year earlier.
For more than a year, the tourism sector has been at a standstill in Tunisia at a time when nearly 500 thousand people depend directly or indirectly on the sector for a living.
This represents about 12% of the Tunisian working population. This poor condition of the tourism sector affects the entire national economy.