3rd EgyptAir flight brings back hundreds of nationals from Kuwait
The plane carried 340 passengers.
The returnees were tested for coronavirus in the airport as they underwent precautionary measures.
The second Egyptian flight took off Friday afternoon from Kuwait International Airport to bring back Egyptians seeking to return home.
The EgyptAir flight, which was operated in coordination with the Egyptian embassy in Kuwait, was carrying 325 Egyptian on board.
On Wednesday, an EgyptAir flight left Cairo for Kuwait to bring back Egyptians stranded there and would like to return home.
EgyptAir company operates a flight daily to bring back all Egyptians in Kuwait who would like to return to Egypt until March 30.
The flag carrier has operated many flights to bring back the Egyptians stuck abroad.
CAIRO – 27 March 2020: Quarantine authorities in Cairo International Airport on Thursday declared the state of emergency, to test Egyptians coming from Brussels on a flight operated by the Egyptian flag carrier, EgyptAir, for coronavirus, Emirati 24.ae reported.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has assigned the African country’s embassies to prepare lists of the number of Egyptian citizens stuck abroad, Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram said.
In an interview with Ahmed Moussa on Sada Al-Balad, a private TV channel, Makram noted that many Egyptians residing abroad are willing to return, but the authorities give a priority to those who left the country via visitor visas.
The United States currently has the largest number of Egyptian nationals stuck abroad, Makram said, adding that over 1,000 citizens are there.
She noted that a flight will be operated to Washington soon to bring back the Egyptian nationals, while four flights will take off from the United Kingdom.