|07 October, 2019

Tunisians exempt from visitor entry visas: Jordan Interior Ministry

Tunisians are now exempt from entry visas to visit the Kingdom, according to a Ministry of Interior announcement

AMMAN — Tunisians are now exempt from entry visas to visit the Kingdom, according to a Ministry of Interior announcement on Sunday.

Back in February, visa fees were waived for Tunisians entering the Kingdom.

In July of 2015, Tunisia decided to waive visa fees for Jordanians, citing “enhancing bilateral relations” as their reason. Later on, Tunisia exempted Jordanians from visas altogether.

“This is good for tourism, trade and education. Now, tourists, businessmen and students can travel freely between the two countries, therefore bringing in money for both countries,” Mohammed Husseini, a travel agent told The Jordan Times over the phone.

He added: “We have already seen more people willing to trade Turkey for Tunisia this summer, so I would say the Tunisian exemption for Jordanians worked.”

Cooperation between the two countries is “still below the desired levels”, said Tunisian Ambassador to Jordan Khalid Suhaili earlier this year at a press conference covered by The Jordan Times. He noted that “trade between the two countries can be boosted to reach $200 million annually”.

During his latest visit to Jordan, Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui called on Jordanian businesspeople to “benefit from the various advantages of accessing new markets through Tunisia”, according to a Royal Court statement.

Spokesperson for Jordan’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Supply Yanal Barmawi told The Jordan Times over the phone that he hopes “Jordanian businesspeople will take this as an invitation to explore what Tunisia has to offer”.

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