El Oued International Airport: Arrival of 300 Algerians stranded in Saudi Arabia

APS - 22 July 2020

EL OUED (Algeria)- Three hundred Algerians stranded in Saudi Arabia arrived Monday evening around 10 pm at El Oued-Guemar International Airport (10 km north of the capital of the province of El Oued), the media reported.

Blocked in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since the closure of the airspace as part of preventive measures taken following the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), these Algerians were repatriated on board Air Algérie Airbus A330, said an official of the Guemar Airport Authority.

After completing the administrative formalities, members of the Algerian community from Saudi Arabia underwent specialized preliminary medical examinations in the airport lobby under the supervision of medical staff, before being transferred to a private five-star hotel (Gazelle D'or complex).

A second flight will land on 22 July at the Rabah Bitat International Airport in Annaba with 306 other Algerians stranded in Saudi Arabia, concluded the official.