The Tunisian ministry for human rights, relations with constitutional bodies and civil society launched an online platform (www.aide-covid19.tn) for foreigners stranded in Tunisia due to the coronavirus emergency, specifically students, migrants, and asylum seekers. The platform is to help individuals seek assistance, get connected to different organizations, and to receive donations and other aid from individuals or legal entities.
Tunisia passed Decree Law No. 653-2019 which establishes operating procedures and guidelines for the National Authority and four specialized commissions and their responsibility to monitor and evaluate, research, train and develop, and track victim cases regarding human trafficking.
Decree No. 1061 waived the fine for overstaying visas, which was 20 Tunisian dinars for every week of irregular overstay in the country with no capping of fees, for vulnerable migrants including victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrant students wishing to leave the country.
The national development plan covers five action areas, including a mention of migration under human development as well as social inclusion priorities for Tunisian diaspora communities.
Under Decree No. 1930, the Tunisian Government establishes the National Migration Observatory which acts as a research and coordination body on issues affecting the Tunisian community abroad and migrants in Tunisia.
Under the 2014 Constitution, Tunisia expands the opportunity for political engagement of long-term Tunisian expatriates by guaranteeing the right to vote of Tunisians abroad in the representative assembly and the right of dual nationals to run for the presidency, provided that they renounce their second nationality in case of victory.