A demonstration on the Tunisian side of the Ras Ajdir border crossing between Tunisia and Libya on Thursday, October 1, led to the border crossing being closed. The demonstrations were reportedly over the restrictions put in place at the crossing due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Trucks were left stranded by the closure and it is not clear as of Friday, October 2, if the border crossing has reopened.
Further unrest at the border is possible in the near term and could result in associated disruptions to the crossing.
Those in the area are to monitor the situation, confirm the status of the border before attempting to cross, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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