Afghanistan: the second French flight of exfiltrators from Kabul landed at Roissy on Wednesday evening

On board, more than 200 people, including a “significant number of Afghan women and children”, according to the government.

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The evacuation of diplomats, other expatriates and Afghans who worked with the French army and administration in Afghanistan continues in Kabul, fallen into the hands of the Taliban Sunday. One flight that took off on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday from Kabul to Abu Dhabi, landed at Roissy, Wednesday August 18 evening. On board, more than 200 people, including one “significant number of women and children” Afghans, according to the French government.

This is the second arrival in Paris of an airlift flight set up by France to evacuate French and Afghans from the country. A first flight on Monday carried mainly French people. President Emmanuel Macron welcomed their arrival in a tweet. “We owe it to you. Welcome.”, he wrote.

On their arrival, the exfiltrated Afghans are taken care of by the French Office for Immigration and Integration (Ofii) and the France Terre d’Asile association, both of which refused to provide details of their whereabouts. accommodation.

Arrivals not vaccinated against Covid will be subject to screening tests and will have to respect a 10-day quarantine, the authorities said. In addition, they will be offered vaccination.

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