Welcoming people evacuated from Afghanistan to France - Evacuation flight on 13 September 2021


Another evacuation operation has taken place between Kabul and Doha. It concerned 49 French nationals and their dependants who were still present in Afghanistan.

France thanks the Qatari authorities for their decisive assistance.

Following this transit via Doha, a flight chartered by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs transporting these nationals and their dependants who have been evacuated arrived at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport in the early afternoon today, Monday.

Since the start of the operations launched on 17 August, more than 100 French people and more than 2,600 Afghans have arrived on French soil.

The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry for Solidarity and Health are ensuring optimal conditions for welcoming the people as soon as they arrive in France, with due regard for the health regulations in force. Medical-psychological and practical support is being offered straight away by the State services and approved voluntary organizations.

All the State’s services remain fully mobilized to ensure further evacuations take place as soon as possible for our compatriots who are still over there and for Afghans particularly under threat due to their commitments.