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Egypt to facilitate return of 800 nationals stranded in Sudan next week

Egypt has mainly repatriated citizens from Sudan by bus through its borders, on the back of flights suspension that is still in effect since March.

Ahram Online , Friday 19 Jun 2020
Egypt's Immigration Minister Nabila Makram Ebeid
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Egypt will facilitate the return of 800 citizens stranded in Sudan early next week, Emigration and Expatriate Affairs Minister Nabila Makram said on Friday.

The ministry is finalising procedures for the return of the nationals, who include students, people with expired residencies, and people whose businesses had stalled, Makram said in a statement.

The citizens will be repatriated through the Egyptian-Sudanese border, with the ministry set to provide buses to transport them from the borders into Egypt, in coordination with Al Joud Charity Foundation.

Makram called on citizens who are seeking to return to Egypt to present their requests to the Egyptian embassy in Khartoum.

Egypt has repatriated around 1,700 citizens from Sudan since commercial flights were shut down in March.

The border crossing between Egypt and Sudan has been closed by an agreement between the two countries in light of the pandemic, but has been reopened several times to allow the return of stranded citizens.

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