Egyptians who fled Ukraine posing in Vienna airport before departure to Egypt. March 6, 2022. Press Photo
CAIRO – 7 March 2022: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Sunday that flights carrying Egyptians, who fled the war in Ukraine, took off Sunday from Budapest and Vienna.
The group that left from Hungary consisted of 23 individuals, while the number of those who departed from Vienna was not indicated.
In the same context, sources at Cairo International Airport told Youm7 that an Air Cairo flight landed Monday bringing home 174 Egyptians who had crossed the Ukrainian-Polish borders. That one is the third operated between Egypt and Poland, as a batch of 177 students was brought back from Warsaw on two flights Saturday.
Also, the second flight boarded by Ukraine-evacuated Egyptians, will arrive later on Monday from the Romanian capital, Bucharest, according to the press statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is noted that 181 Egyptian students had returned on a flight Wednesday.
As for the ongoing efforts to evacuate stranded Egyptians, the statement indicates that the Egyptian embassy in Bucharest persuaded the Romanian authorities to grant expats coming from either of the four crossings with Ukraine a 15-day visa.
That is in addition to allowing those with expired and lost passports in, on the condition that the embassy provides copies for the latter category. Further, fleeing expats are not required to show PCR test results or vaccination certificates.