ALGIERS- The third phase of the repatriation operation of the Algerians stranded abroad, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, will start in the beginning of August, with 13 flights scheduled from 4 to 9 August, including nine flights from four large airports where the Algerians stranded in several countries worldwide will be grouped together, announced the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abdelaziz Benali Cherif.
The operation will begin from Dubai airport where two flights (02) are scheduled for the dates of August 4 and 7 devoted to the repatriation of Algerians stranded in the United Arab Emirates and those holding Emirati airline tickets returning from South Korea, Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, Madagascar and Kenya.
It will continue from Istanbul Airport for Algerian citizens stranded in Turkey, joined by citizens with Turkish airline travel tickets stranded in the north of the island of Cyprus and in the Republic of Azerbaijan who will be repatriated aboard a flight scheduled for August 5.
Two (02) other flights are also scheduled for the repatriation of citizens stranded in Turkey, the first of which is scheduled for August 6.
The second flight scheduled for August 9 is dedicated to the repatriation of the rest of the Algerians stranded in Turkey, in addition to the citizens holding travel tickets of the company Turkish Airways, returning from Vietnam, Thailand, Madagascar and Pakistan , in addition to the citizens stranded in Syria and Lebanon who will be gathered at the international airport of Beirut where the plane of this flight will stop over to repatriate them.
From Doha airport, one (1) flight is scheduled for August 8 for citizens stranded in Qatar, in addition to citizens holding Qatar Airways airline tickets returning from South Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Thailand, Madagascar, Kenya, and Tanzania.
Three (3) flights are scheduled, from Paris airport for the dates of August 4, 5 and 9, devoted to the repatriation of Algerians stranded in France, in addition to the citizens holding Air France travel tickets returning from Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo and some African countries.
Four (4) other flights are scheduled for the same period from Washington DC, on August 5, devoted to the repatriation of the rest of the Algerians stranded in the United States of America, from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), on August 6, from Johannesburg (South Africa), August 6 via Luanda (Angola), Libreville (Gabon) and Abidjan (Ivory Coast). A last flight is scheduled from Baghdad (Iraq), August 8, via Kuwait.
As a reminder, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that 8,511 Algerian citizens stranded abroad were repatriated until July 28, as part of the continuation of the second phase of the repatriation operation, launched on July 20, pending the repatriation of other citizens on board flights scheduled until July 30.