After a year-long border closure, Algeria has announced its re-opening some of its borders. International flights are set to resume from June 1st according to AFP, which were grounded in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The council of ministers approved proposals for a partial reopening of Algeria’s land and air borders at the start of June,” the presidency said in a statement after a cabinet meeting.
Five daily flights will operate from three cities. Passengers will be flown to and from Algiers, Constantine and Oran airports from June 1.
The African nation has kept its borders closed for the better part of 2020, and on March 17, 2021 a solid year had passed since the closure. Nationals who were abroad were brought back home and quarantined.
Algeria’s borders partially reopened as from 1 June
— ALGÉRIE PRESSE SERVICE | وكالة الأنباء الجزائرية (@APS_Algerie) May 16, 2021
To date, the country has had over 125 000 infections with just under 3400 deaths.
They have also administered about 75 000 doses of coronavirus vaccine.
– Naadiya Adams