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Algeria partially reopens air travel after 14-month shutdown
Published: Jun 03, 2021 11:40 AM
Passengers arrive at the International Airport of Algiers, Algeria, on June 1, 2021. Algeria on Tuesday partially reopened air travel for the first time. Algeria started closing its borders from March 2020 in order to halt the spread of COVID-19.(Photo: Xinhua)

Passengers arrive at the International Airport of Algiers, Algeria, on June 1, 2021. Algeria on Tuesday partially reopened air travel for the first time. Algeria started closing its borders from March 2020 in order to halt the spread of COVID-19.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
Passengers arrive at the International Airport of Algiers, Algeria, on June 1, 2021. Algeria on Tuesday partially reopened air travel for the first time. Algeria started closing its borders from March 2020 in order to halt the spread of COVID-19.(Photo: Xinhua)

Passengers arrive at the International Airport of Algiers, Algeria, on June 1, 2021. Algeria on Tuesday partially reopened air travel for the first time. Algeria started closing its borders from March 2020 in order to halt the spread of COVID-19.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
People wait for passengers at the International Airport of Algiers, Algeria, on June 1, 2021. Algeria on Tuesday partially reopened air travel for the first time. Algeria started closing its borders from March 2020 in order to halt the spread of COVID-19.(Photo: Xinhua)

People wait for passengers at the International Airport of Algiers, Algeria, on June 1, 2021. Algeria on Tuesday partially reopened air travel for the first time. Algeria started closing its borders from March 2020 in order to halt the spread of COVID-19.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
Algeria on Tuesday partially reopened the air travel for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

The first flight from France, with 299 passengers onboard, landed in the Algiers International Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

The reopening plan includes five daily flights to and from four countries, including France, Turkey, Spain and Tunisia, according to the Algerian government.

The inbound passengers need to be quarantined at a designated hotel for five days after landing, as part of the health protocol against COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Algeria reported 305 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 129,318. Eight new fatalities were recorded, bringing the death toll from the virus to 3,480.
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