Algeria: To permit more international flights to ease restrictions within the country


The Algerian government has announced that from August 28 this year,  the country will increase the number of international flights it allows to help bring back Algerian nationals who are stuck out of the country.


When the global health crisis first broke out in March  2020, the North African country imposed serious air travel restrictions, but later, it reopened its borders in June. However, new arrivals into the country must adhere to strict health measures and procedures.

State carrier Air Algerie will henceforth operate 32 international flights per week consisting of departures and arrivals at three Algerian airports.


According to the transport ministry, most flights, about 24, will be destined to France, where there is a larger majority of Algerian nationals. There will also be flights serving the routes to Spain, Turkey, Germany, Russia, Italy, and Tunisia.

Airlines from the above-mentioned countries will be granted permission to operate the same number of flights to and from Algeria.


Sometime in March 2020, Air Algerie suspended its international routes, although it operated some emergency flights during the suspension. 

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