March 16, 2020 / 3:33 PM / 19 days ago

UPDATE 1-Algeria to suspend travel with Europe and Africa

(Adds suspension of Africa-bound flights)

ALGIERS, March 16 (Reuters) - Algeria will suspend all sea and air travel between it and Europe from Thursday over the coronavirus, Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad said in a statement.

Algeria will also suspend flights with African countries, including Senegal, Mali, Niger, Mauritania, Coast Ivory and Burkina Faso from the same date, he added.

Algeria said on Sunday it would suspend all travel to and from France starting on Tuesday, adding that Air Algerie would arrange emergency flights to bring back citizens. (Reporting by Angus McDowall; Editing by Alex Richardson and Giles Elgood)

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