NKC African Economics - Daily Brief 25 Nov 2020

Nov 25, 2020



Tunisia has announced initiatives to support the tourism industry which has been battered by measures aimed at limiting the spread of Covid-19. Tourism revenues declined by more than $1.3bn (61.7% y-o-y) during the first 10 months of 2020. In response, the government has committed to providing TD200 per month, equal to half of Tunisia’s minimum wage, to all tourism employees who have become technically unemployed due to the pandemic. Measures have also been put in place to allow a continuation of visitors on organised trips in ways that comply with the sanitary protocols put in place due to Covid-19. Tunisia’s tourism sector was the second-largest contributor to GDP in 2019 at 13.9%, contributing to the employment of 400,000 people.


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