US News Tunisia: a repatriation ferry to France
Mont-Saint-Michel: silence instead of tourists on the monastery island
© provided by Euronews Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, a World Heritage Site and one of the most important sights in France, has reopened after two months of closure. However, there is no trace of the usual crowds, a sight that amazes. The first visitors come largely from the region. Travel over 100 kilometers is currently prohibited in France. France: Schools can open again - and Corona sits in the classroom He has never seen Mont Saint-Michel so calmly, at most in January, says a local expert.
A ferry carrying a thousand people residing in France left Tunis on Thursday for Marseille, the second since March 13 and the border closings in Tunisia, where a few hundred people are still stranded, according to the French ambassador.
"We will go back to resume our activities, go back to work, to school for children", rejoiced Ahlem, who works in a bank in Nice in the south of France.
"We came for a vacation, and we got stuck because there was no more theft," explains this Franco-Tunisian, who will have to take 14 days off to respect quarantine when she arrives in France.
SNCF: "100% of the supply" of trains in France available from mid-June
"We are removing the restriction of one seat out of two" in the TGV, which had been imposed on SNCF in order to respect the rules of distancing, also announces the Secretary of State for Transport. © afp.com/STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN A TGV at the platform at the Gare de l'Est, December 23, 2019 in Paris As France enters a new phase of deconfinement on Tuesday, rail transport should gradually return in turn normal with "100%" train tickets on sale again from mid-June, the government said.
Aymen Ksiba is relieved to "come back after 3 months of unemployment". Physiotherapist in Lyon, installed in France for 18 months, he came to Tunisia in early March and was due to leave on March 16. "It's time to come back and resume my job," he says.
The "Danielle Casanova", from the private company Corsica Linea, which had already provided the first maritime connection between Algiers and France at the start of the week since March 19, embarked on Thursday in Tunis 1,033 people and 263 vehicles.
The police intercepted a stowaway who was trying to hide under the back seat of a car.
After the last ferry on March 13 and the border closed on the 15th, a first boat had transported 500 passengers at the end of May. Tunis announced the reopening of its borders on June 27, in still unclear conditions.
Metro, RER, bus ... What to expect in transport in Île-de-France from June 2?
© Copyright 2020, L'Obs Traffic continues to gain momentum in transport in Ile-de-France. Metro, RER, bus and tram will find from Tuesday June 2 a "level of offer almost equivalent" to that before the confinement in mid-March, operators announced in a joint statement. In the metro, all lines will operate with a frequency of 90% on average (100% on lines 1, 13 and 14) and within the normal time slot, between 5.30 and 1.15 a.m.
"This is the beginning of the recovery, we managed to send 20,000 people in very satisfactory conditions compared to other countries, like Morocco", welcomed the French Ambassador to Tunisia Olivier Poivre of Arvor.
More than 6,000 people left Algeria by special flights to France, according to the French Embassy in Algiers, and 30,000 French people from Morocco also returned by 200 special flights according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian.
In Tunisia, "there are only a few hundred people left, some of whom want to stay," said the ambassador, while stressing "it's not over".
He said that he was still waiting for the "exact measures" which will concern the French who want to spend holidays in Tunisia, the Tunisians from France who want to return to their country, or even the Tunisians who would like to spend a few days in France.
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