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Standard Operating Procedures for Crossing Libya/Tunisia Border

Ras Ajdir, alternatively named Ras Jdir or Ras Ejder, is the main and most used border crossing between Tunisia (Ben Gardane-Medenine governorate) and Libya (Nuqat al Khams district), and Libya’s most northerly point. The nearest towns are Zarzis, 78 km from the border on the Tunisian side, and Zwarah, 60 km on the Libyan side. […]

Ras Jedir Border Crossing Reopens

By John Lee. The Ras Jedir border crossing between Libya and Tunisia re-opened to truck traffic on Saturday. Full traffic was expected to be allowed by Monday. The crossing had been closed recently in an attempt to curb smuggling (Sources: Medafrica, Libya Herald)

Libya shuts Border with Tunisia

By John Lee. Libyan authorities reportedly closed the Ras Jedir border crossing with Tunisia on Sunday due to the assaults and harassment of Libyan travellers in the Tunisian city of Ben Gardane. The Libya Observer reports that the Tripoli-based ‘Salvation Government’ said the border would remain closed until the Tunisian authorities take action and protect […]

Tunisia to set up Consular Office at Ras Jedir

Tunisia is to set up a consular office at the Ras Jedir border crossing with Libya, according to a report from Libya Herald. This follows Tunisia’s decision to close its consulate-general in Tripoli following the abduction of ten of its staff earlier this month. The Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taieb Baccouche (pictured), said “there […]

New Libya-Tunisia Border Crossing Approved

Libya Herald reports that the Libyan government in Beida has approved the creation of a third border crossing with Tunisia. The new crossing at Mashhad Salih is roughly half way between the current two crossings of Ras Jedir, on the coast, and Dehiba-Wazin [Dhiba-Wazn] in the Jebel Nafusa mountains. The Tunisian authorities approved the crossing […]

Libya-Tunisia Border Post Re-Opens

The main border crossing between Libya and Tunisia has reopened on Monday. AFP reports that Tripoli decided to close the Ras Jedir crossing in early March, a decision thought to have been linked to the large number of vehicles loaded with cheap fuel arriving in Tunisia; Tripoli said the crossing had been closed by “mutual […]

Tunisian Border Re-Opens

The border crossing between Libya and Tunisia, closed since Tuesday, has reopened. Tunisian authorities closed the Ras Jedir border post due to security concerns, following tensions in the area between Tunisians and Libyans. An official at the Tunisian embassy told Libya Herald that here had been an agreement between the elders of the two sides to […]

Libya Agrees 3rd Border Crossing with Tunisia

Libya is to build a third border crossing into Tunisia, easing the intense pressure on congested crossing at Ras Jedir, according to Saudi Gazette. Delays at Ras Jedir had caused shippers to open a sea link between Tunis and Khoms. Trade between Libya and Tunisia is worth some $6 billion a year, with the balance […]