The Libyan Consulate General in Tunis has called on stranded travelers in Tunisia wishing to return to Libya to reach out to the Consulate and sign up for a PCR test at the expense of the State.

"The move comes in response to the recommendations set by the Follow-up Committee formed by the government to look into the situation of the stranded Libyans in Tunisia," the Consulate explained.

On Sunday, the Follow-up Committee identified specific Tunisian medical laboratories to conduct tests for citizens wishing to return to Libya, indicating that it will disseminate the names and phone numbers of the test providers to those concerned.

Meanwhile, the Libyan embassy confirmed in a statement yesterday that the testing teams have already started taking swabs from citizens at the Ras Ijdir border crossing from the Tunisian side.

The travelers will receive their results within four hours from taking the test before crossing directly to the Libyan side, according to the embassy.