Twenty-six Algerian Nationals Stranded at Charles de Gaulle Airport for 3 Weeks

Twenty-six Algerians flying home from the UK have been stuck at the Charles de Gaulle in Paris for the past 3 weeks.

They flew out of Heathrow Airport on the 26th of February and were told by Air Algeria in Paris that they couldn’t continue the trip due to COVID-19 measures.

The group, which includes two young girls and a 75-year-old woman, have been living in the transit area of Terminal 2 of the Charles de Gaulle airport.

Although hey sleep on chairs or on the floor and have been getting food from volunteers, the group has refused efforts to fly them back to London.

The Algerian embassy in Paris says the airline informed passengers that the tickets had been cancelled ahead of the flight, following the detection of the UK-Kent COVID-19 variant in Algeria on February 25th.

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