The national maritime passenger transport agency will resume activity “to Spain starting October 21 and France starting November 1”.
According to the Ministry of Transport, Algeria will resume in coming weeks its maritime connections for passenger transport with France and Spain. This was announced by the Ministry of Transport on Tuesday, October 12.
The National Maritime Passenger Transport Company, (ENTMV), will resume its activities “To Spain starting October 21st and France starting November 1st”According to a press release from the ministry,
According to the same source: The public company will arrange a weekly rotation to Alicante (Spain) which will be performed in alternation from the ports at Algiers and Oran.
One week of planned trips to France and Marseille are included.
“The possibility of scheduling additional trips will be evaluated by the high authorities depending on the developments in the health status in the country.”Specified the Ministry of Transport.
Algeria’s maritime borders were closed on March 19, 2020. A ferry from Algeria had been the last maritime link between Marseille and Algiers.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic on March 17, air borders were closed. They were only partially reopened June 1 to 7.
After an outbreak coronavirus cases in Algeria (nearly 44 Million inhabitants), the number of cases has declined for several weeks.