Coronavirus pandemic: Algeria partially reopens airspace to travellers

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Coronavirus pandemic: Algeria partially reopens airspace to travellers” – below is their description.

After a 14-month suspension amid the coronavirus pandemic, #Algeria is reopening its airspace and allowing flights to and from a handful of countries. However, many conditions are still being imposed on arrivals to the North African nation to stem the risk of a rise in #Covid-19 infection rates, including a compulsory five-day hotel #quarantine. FRANCE 24’s Moncef Ait Kaci tells us more.

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