EgyptAir aircraft - Reuters
EgyptAir aircraft - Reuters

EgyptAir to operate exceptional flight to Beirut to bring stranded Egyptians back Tuesday

Sun, Apr. 19, 2020
CAIRO - 19 April 2020: EgyptAir's exceptional flight will be left for Beirut next Tuesday, April 22, to return the stranded Egyptians after flights to and from Egypt were suspended on March 19.

The decision to operate these exceptional flights came as part of the Egyptian government's plan to evacuate Egyptians abroad after flights were suspended due to coronavirus.

Egyptian expats wishing to return to Egypt amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic will be quarantined for 14 days as a precautionary procedure to prevent the virus outbreak.

EgyptAir concluded on March 31, its exceptional flights to evacuate 1,500 Egyptians stranded in Kuwait. The fifth exceptional flight to bring back Egyptian nationals stranded left the Gulf country on March 30, carrying 350 Egyptians, Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA reported.

The 350 passengers included 14 people expelled for violating the residence law.

The fourth flight was operated on March 29, with 303 Egyptian residents on board, bringing the number of Egyptian nationals who departed Kuwait in the recent evacuation flights to 1293 people.

The flights were operated in coordination between the Kuwaiti authorities, the Egyptian Embassy in Kuwait and the Egyptian flag carrier EgyptAir.
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