Tunisair postpones resuming flights to and from Libya

Postponed to 15 May. Alarm over cases of S. African variant

27 April, 12:31

    TUNIS - Tunisian airline Tunisair announced that it has postponed resuming its flights to and from the Tripoli-Mitiga and Benghazi airports in Libya until May 15.
    In a statement, Tunisair said it will ensure that flights will resume first with five weekly flights - three to Tripoli and two to Benghazi - and then in the coming months with daily flights, without providing any further details.
    Tunisian authorities were alarmed by the appearance in Libya of many cases of the South African variant of the coronavirus, at the same time that Tunisia is experience the peak of its third wave of coronavirus infections.
    Libya has recorded 175,753 cases of Covid-19 and 3,005 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
    For now, Libyan airlines are ensuring that flights with Libya remain, although Tunisian authorities haven't excluded the possibility of a border closure if the situation worsens.

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