Libya plans to cautiously reopen its air traffic and land borders with neighbouring country Tunisia starting from Thursday.

The government sent correspondence in this regard to the ministers of Transport and Interior, underscoring the need to take protective measures against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The letters referred to previous recommendations set by relevant bodies that provided for the necessity of opening land and air crossings for health, humanitarian and economic reasons, with an emphasis on the need to take all the necessary precautions and sanitary shields.

Libya closed its border with Tunisia on July 7 amid a new wave of Covid-19 infections sought to be fueled by the Delta variant.