By Houda Mzioudet.
Tunis, 27 November 2015:
Despite the border having being closed following the terrorist attack in Tunis, dense traffic still built . . .[restrict]up at the Ras Jedir border crossing during the day. Some were Tunisians returning home or Libyans who had either been unaware of the closure announcement or had ignored it, hoping that the Tunisians would relent and reopen the frontier.
Only Libyans and Tunisians returning to their countries are now allowed to cross. Even humanitarian and emergency cases are no longer allowed through.
Traffic had built up before the border closed. On Wednesday afternoon and evening, hours before the implementation of the decision to close the two border crossings at Ras Jedir and Wazin, there were long queues of Libyan cars hoping to cross over in time.
The border is expected to reopen on 10 December. Until then, Libyans visiting Tunisia will have to travel by plane. [/restrict]