Coronavirus travel ban strands Algerians for weeks at Paris airport

A group of Algerians, including children, has been stuck at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport for nearly three weeks, fighting to get home despite their government’s strict border closure to keep out Covid-19 cases. Algerian authorities have asked the 25 citizens to go back to Britain, where they currently live, but they have refused, citing an urgent need to be with family members and relatives. They had been seeking to fly from London to Algiers via Paris but are now stuck in France’s biggest airport on the northern outskirts of the French capital. “We absolutely had the right to leave for A…

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