Tunisian tourism is facing an unprecedented crisis. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a 64% drop in tourism revenue over the first 11 months of this year compared to the same period in 2019.
According to data from the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), the cumulative tourism receipts at the end of November 2020 amounted to 1.88 billion dinars (€578 million), compared to 5.22 billion dinars (€1.6 billion) a year earlier, a decline of 3.34 billion dinars (€1 billion).
Data from the Ministry of Tourism showed that the number of tourists arriving so far in Tunisia has fallen by 78% compared to the same period in 2019, the number of overnight stays has also declined by 80.5% and tourism revenues went down 62%.
It is important to remember that Tunisia’s tourism revenues for 2019 have exceeded 5.6 billion dinars (€1.7 billion) for 9.4 million tourists who visited Tunisia.