| 17 April 2024, Wednesday |

Algeria plans stringent health measures as it prepares to resume flights

Algerian prime minister’s office announced on Monday that the country is set to impose stringent health measures on passengers when it partially resumes international flights next month.

Last week, the North African country said it would reopen air borders on June 1, but with only 5 flights daily from and to 3 local airports.

The prime minister’s office also noted that passengers should have a negative result for the coronavirus from an RT-PCR test dated less than 36 hours before the date of travel to the country.

All passengers would be quarantined for 5 days in hotels at their own expense, and the quarantine would be extended to 10 days for those who test positive for the virus at the end of the first 5 days, it said.

“These conditions must be met before boarding,” the office said in a statement.

Algeria shuttered its borders in March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. It resumed domestic flights in December last year. It has so far recorded 127,107 COVID-19 infections, including 3,426 fatalities.

  • Reuters